College Farm, Acaster Selby
Acaster Selby shown within North Yorkshire
|OS grid reference|
|– London||165 mi (266 km) S|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Selby & Ainsty|
Acaster Selby is a village in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is part of the joint civil parish with Appleton Roebuck (where the population is now included). 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.
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
The village is listed in the Domesday book as Acastre in the wapentake of Ainsty in the West Riding of Yorkshire, having 11 households under the lordship of Wulstan, who was replaced by Robert Malet in 1086.
The village has an area of 1,523 acres (6.2 km2) acres. It lies 1.3 miles (2.1 km) south-east of Appleton Roebuck.
The Parish is part of joint Parish with Appleton Roebuck and has one seat on its council. 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.
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