Woodthorpe, North Yorkshire

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Chaloners road shops in the heart of Woodthorpe
Woodthorpe is located in North Yorkshire
Woodthorpe shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE573493
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO24
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire 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's only school, Woodthorpe Primary school, performs exceptionally well in its four yearly OFSTED inspections.

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