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Elvington is a village and civil parish situated approximately 7mi south-east of York, England, on the B1228 York-Howden road. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,212. The River Derwent forms part of the parish boundary and an ancient stone bridge connects Elvington with Sutton upon Derwent. The village has three separate large industrial estates including a site for Yara International, a Norwegian chemical company.Elvington was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire until local government boundary changes in 1974, when it became part of the Selby district in North Yorkshire. In 1996 it became part of the City of York unitary authority.HistoryThe village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, which states that in 1066 Ulfketill had six carucates of land taxable, where three ploughs were possible. There is in 1086 a further mention of the church, which is Norman in origin and exists in part today.Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, was in control of the manor until his death. In the village there is the Grade II* listed Elvington Hall. Built during Elizabethan times, it was remodelled in the 18th century by John Carr; famous writer Laurence Sterne lived there for a period of his childhood; Roger Jacques and Simone Sterne, his grandparents, controlled the manor before 1700.
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