Woodthorpe, North Yorkshire

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Houses on Foxton, Woodthorpe, York (geograph 4834294).jpg
Houses on Foxton, Woodthorpe
Woodthorpe is located in North Yorkshire
Woodthorpe shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE573493
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO24
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°56′15″N 1°07′39″W / 53.937430°N 1.127370°W / 53.937430; -1.127370Coordinates: 53°56′15″N 1°07′39″W / 53.937430°N 1.127370°W / 53.937430; -1.127370

Woodthorpe is a suburb in the south west of the city of York, North Yorkshire, England. The surrounding areas are Dringhouses and Foxwood.

The area of Woodthorpe was built in several phases from the 1960s to the 1990s. The name Woodthorpe is believed to have been the name of one of the first large housing development projects around Moorcroft Road and Acorn Way area and this name has stuck. Locally the name Woodthorpe is generally used for the areas south of Acomb Wood and east to Moorcroft Road and Acorn Way. To the east is Dringhouses, to the north is Foxwood, and to the west is Acomb Park.

Famous residents[edit]

Mark Addy, star of The Thin Blue Line and The Full Monty, is believed to have resided in the area for a period of time.


The area has only one school, Woodthorpe Primary.

Pupils of secondary age usually travel to the new York High School or Millthorpe School.