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Garden
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Burnby Hall Gardens and Museum are situated in Pocklington on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. Originally the estate of adventurer and philan
National Park
Dalby Forest , North York Moors National Park
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Discover the many species of wildlife and trees inhabiting Dalby Forest, located on the southern slopes of the North York Moors National Park
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The Acorn Gallery , Pocklington
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Church
Selby Abbey , Selby
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Selby Abbey is an Anglican parish church in the town of Selby, North Yorkshire, England. It is Grade I listed.
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All Saints’ Church, Pocklington is the Anglican parish church for the town of Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is also know
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Pocklington

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Pocklington is a small market town and civil parish situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. In 2011, its population was 8,337. It is located 13mi east of York and 26mi north-west of HullThe town's skyline is dominated by the 15th century tower of All Saints' Church.Pocklington lies at the centre of the ecclesiastical Parish of Pocklington, which also encompasses the small hamlet of Kilnwick Percy as well as a scattering of outlying farms and houses.HistoryPocklington gets its name via the Old English "Poclintun" from the Anglian settlement of Pocel's (or Pocela's) people and the Old English word "tun" meaning farm or settlement, but though the town's name can only be traced back to around 650 AD, the inhabitation of Pocklington as a site is thought to extend back a further 1,000 years or more to the Bronze Age. Pocklington appears on the 14th century Gough Map, the oldest route map in Great Britain.In the Iron Age Pocklington was a major town of the Parisi tribe and by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 it was the second largest settlement in Yorkshire after York itself.Pocklington developed through the Middle Ages while many similar places fell into dramatic decline. Pocklington owed much of its prosperity in the Middle Ages to the fact that it was a local centre for the trading of wool and lay on the main road to York, an important national centre for the export of wool to the continent. Wool was England’s principal export in the earlier Middle Ages. Add Pocklington and other destinations in United Kingdom to your travel plans using our United Kingdom sightseeing planner.

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