Acaster Selby

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Coordinates: 53°51′57″N 1°07′45″W / 53.86579°N 1.12905°W / 53.86579; -1.12905

Acaster Selby
College Farm, Acaster Selby.jpg
College Farm, Acaster Selby
Acaster Selby is located in North Yorkshire
Acaster Selby
Acaster Selby
 Acaster Selby shown within North Yorkshire
Population 56 
OS grid reference SE573414
    - London 165 mi (266 km)  S
District Selby
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO23
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Selby & Ainsty
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Acaster Selby is a village in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the joint civil parish with Appleton Roebuck. It is situated about 6 miles (9.7 km) south from York, on the west back of the River Ouse; near the opposite bank is the settlement of Stillingfleet, and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) to the north-west is Appleton Roebuck.

History[edit]

The name is derived from the Latin word for a camp, 'castra', indicating that the Roman army may once have been based near here. There is no longer any signs of such an encampment which was thought to have provided protection of the waterway to Tadcaster. The use of Selby indicates that the lands were brought within the control of Selby Abbey. This was done by Osbert de Arches at the time of the Norman Conquest and confirmed in the reign of Richard I[1]

The village is mentioned in the Domesday book as having 11 households under the lordship of Wulstan, who was replaced by Robert Malet in 1086.[2]

College Farm at Acaster Selby is named after a former college, or a chantry, which was dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII.[1]

Geography[edit]

The village has an area of 1,523 acres (6.2 km2) acres.[1] It lies 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south-east of Appleton Roebuck.

Demography[edit]

According to the 1881 census the population was 115.[1] The 2001 census showed a population of 56 in 20 households.[3]

Governance[edit]

The Parish is part of joint Parish with Appleton Roebuck and has one seat on its council.[4] It is part of the Selby & Ainsty constituency. It is part of the Appleton Roebuck Ward of Selby District Council. In turn it is part of the Escrick Electoral District of North Yorkshire County Council.

Religion[edit]

The village church of St John the Evangelist dates from 1850. It lies to the south of the village just off Back Lane.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Views of Acaster Selby
St John The Evangelist Church, Acaster Selby 
River Ouse, Acaster Selby 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bulmer's Topography, History and Directory (Private and Commercial) of North Yorkshire 1890. S&N Publishing. 1890. p. 854. ISBN 1-86150-299-0. 
  2. ^ "Domesday Record". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Parish Council". Retrieved 13 October 2012. 

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