Dunnington

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Dunnington
York Street, Dunnington.jpg
Houses on York Street, Dunnington
Dunnington is located in North Yorkshire
Dunnington
Dunnington
 Dunnington shown within North Yorkshire
Population 3,194 (2001)
OS grid reference SE671526
Civil parish Dunnington
Unitary authority City of York
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO19
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament York Outer
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Coordinates: 53°57′56″N 0°58′43″W / 53.96542°N 0.97870°W / 53.96542; -0.97870

Dunnington is a village and civil parish in the City of York and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England, approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of York city centre. It has an older centre, part of which is a conservation area.

Dunnington village was established many years ago. Later, the fields around it became a major area for growing chicory.[1]

According to the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 3,194. Before 1996 it had been part of the Selby district.

The original Victorian village school has been demolished, but the doctors surgery building that sits on the site was built using a complementary construction style and reclaimed materials.

Dunnington is connected to York via the A1079 and the A166, respectively the main roads between York and Hull, and York and Bridlington. It also lies on the FirstGroup bus company's number 10 route through York and has a frequent service.

Between 1913 and 1926 it was served by passenger trains on the Derwent Valley Light Railway, and the remaining goods-only railway was withdrawn in stages following the Beeching Axe. Steam trains ran to Dunnington on this line between 1977 and 1979, but following the closure of the crop drying facility the last tracks covering the route to York via Murton and Osbaldwick were lifted.

Dunnington was runner-up in the small town category (for settlements with population over 3,000) of the Britain in Bloom competition in 2006.[citation needed].

'The Windmill' public house located on the A1079 Hull Road opened hotel accommodation in 2006 with a new 10 bedroom facility. It was thoroughly refurbished in early 2007.

Dunnington has a monthly magazine entitled The Village Cross, which is published by the local church. The magazine contains news from the village organisations such as the local Scout troop, as well as other features such as a crossword.

In 2006 Dunnington published a Village Design Statement (VDS)[2] as part of a national scheme introduced by the Countryside Commission in 1996. This describes the history, visual characteristics and local setting of the village and surrounding landscape. The VDS forms part of the Parish Plan.

Highlights[edit]

  • Three pubs: 'The Greyhound', 'The Windmill' and the 'Cross Keys'
  • Library
  • Reading Room/Village Hall
  • Medical practice by Strensall Medicall Practice
  • Park
  • Hagg Wood[3]
  • Hassacarr Nature Reserve
  • Dunnington CoE Primary School
  • Methodist and Protestant Churches
  • Extensive sports facilities

Sports[edit]

Dnnington has extensive indoor and outdoor sports facilities which support a variety of organisations:

  • Dunnington Sports Club
  • Dunnington Bowls Club
  • Dunnington Cricket Club
  • Dunnington Football Club
  • Dunnington Tennis Club
  • Dunnington Ladies Hockey Club
  • Dunnington Squash Club
  • Dunnington Young Knot Tying and Campfire Building Association
  • B-Fit Gym

Commerce[edit]

Businesses clustered on or near York Street include

  • Fiona Hogg florists
  • Butcher; A Barker – closing down in July 2012
  • Newsagent; Dunnington News
  • Decor and interiors; Fabric Gallery and Interiors
  • Two hairdressers; Village Salon and Rootz
  • Beauty Salon; Top 2 Toe
  • Estate Agent; R M English – replaced by Veterinary Clinic
  • Veterinary Clinic; Yorkvets
  • Architect; Nick Midgley Design Associates – closed July 2010
  • Fish and Chip shop; Dunnington Fisheries
  • Mini-market; Costcutter – including a Post Office
  • Dental Practice; Richard Fisher & Associates
  • Pharmacist; Dunnington Pharmacy
  • Dunnington Lodge Nursing Home
  • Dunnington Physiotherapy Practice (at the Sports Centre)

Many other businesses can be found on the modern industrial sites to the south of the village, including:

  • Headquarters of Costcutter supermarket chain
  • Minster FM
  • Ashfield Holiday Cottages & Touring Caravan Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ British History Online page on Dunnington
  2. ^ VDS Group (2006). Dunnington Village Design Statement 2006. Dunnington Parish Council. 
  3. ^ Maggs, Rosalind A (2007). Hagg Wood Past, Present & Future. Friends of Hagg Wood. 

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