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Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pocklington is a small market town and civil parish situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 13 miles east of York. It is common in the area to refer to towns in a highly abbreviated form in casual conversation: thus, Pocklington is commonly referred to as "Pock".
Post townYORK
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridSE8049
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01759
Population7,632 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Poclinton

Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pocklington, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire, 7 miles NW. of Market Weighton and 16½ miles SE. of York by rail - par., 4789 ac., pop. 2980; town and township, 2570 ac., pop. 2733; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Pocklington is a seat of petty sessions, and a prosperous town, with corn mills, flax mills, a brewery, and an iron foundry. In addition to the weekly market there are stock sales on alternate Tuesdays, and important fairs for horses, cattle, sheep, and lambs are held four times a year. The ancient church of Pocklington attracts numbers of tourists. At the grammar school, a richly endowed institution founded in 1515 and rebuilt in 1819, Wilberforce (1759-1833), the philanthropist, was educated.

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