The old railway building, designed by George Townsend Andrews, was saved from demolition due to its interesting architecture. It now serves both as a bus shelter, and also a sports hall for nearby Pocklington School.[39]

Kilnwick Percy Golf Club - more commonly known as The KP - lies just outside of Pocklington and offers luxury hotel rooms and lodges in addition to its championship golf course.[28]

Pocklington lies at the centre of the ecclesiastical Parish of Pocklington, which also encompasses the small hamlet of Kilnwick Percy as well as a scattering of outlying farms and houses.

Places to Visit Arguably the star attraction of Pocklington, Burnby Hall Gardens is home to a National Collection of Hardy Water Lilies - the biggest such collection to be found in a natural setti...

The Gardens are proud to announce that we have won the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for the seventh consecutive year. We were also the overall category winners in our section Yorkshire Rose Country Houses, Estates, Parks and Gardens.

Throughout the year the Gardens host many special events including Brass Band Concerts, Open Air Theatre, Children's Events, and much more.

The high street contains a mix of public houses, shops, banks and restaurants.[citation needed]

Pocklington is served by a number of bus routes provided by East Yorkshire Motor Services.

We regret that, with the exception of Assistance Dogs, we do not allow dogs in the Gardens.

"Pocklington - a city built on rock n roll..." Richard Hawley

The town council has a policy of naming all new streets using the surnames of the war dead who served at RAF Pocklington - this has given rise to the names Strother Close, Waite Close, Garrick Drive, Turnbull Close and Harper Close. There is some controversy surrounding the policy as local residents believe that the war heroes from Pocklington and nearby Barmby Moor should also be honoured in this way.[11]

This is a classic English market town is located at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, 15 miles from the city of York. With an array of shops, places to visit and stay and lovely eateries, and all surrounded by glorious countryside, Pocklington really packs it's punch when it comes to being a tourism destination in Yorkshire. Ideal for a short break, Pocklington is also a fantastic base if you are planning a longer stay due to its easy access to both York and also the beautiful Yorkshire coast

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The Pocklington Canal, previously in commercial use in the 19th century by barges, is now navigable as far as Melbourne Basin. Full restoration of the canal is one of the aims of the Pocklington Canal Amenity Society, which was formed in 1969.[40]

"The region's best medium sized concert venue... Pocklington Arts Centre has a reputation for punching above its weight, attracting internationally renowned acts..." The Talk

Pocklington falls under the authority of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, a unitary authority. The town is part of the Pocklington Provincial Ward and returns three councillors to the council.[citation needed]

Burnby Hall Gardens are situated in the charming market town of Pocklington, on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. These unique Yorkshire Gardens have been described as "a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown” and have been awarded the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award for seven consecutive years (2010-2016).

Pocklington's Town Council consists of thirteen elected councillors and is responsible for the cemetery, allotments, the Croft play-park and the Arts Centre.[10]

The town's skyline is dominated by the 15th-century tower of All Saints' Church.

The Lilypad Cafe offers a wide range of refreshments and there is a beautiful Gift shop.

Shopping For the art lovers, head to the Art & Rose Gallery. Here you will find a beautiful, tranquil space in the heart of the town, where artists and makers can exhibit their work for sale....

Pocklington gets its name via the Old English "Poclintun" from the Anglian settlement of Pocel's (or Pocela's) people and the Old English word "tun" meaning farm or settlement,[3] but though the town's name can only be traced back to around 650 AD, the inhabitation of Pocklington as a site is thought to extend back a further 1,000 years or more to the Bronze Age. Pocklington appears on the 14th century Gough Map, the oldest route map in Great Britain.[4]

There are no non-Christian houses of worship within Pocklington, but Kilnwick Hall, just outside Pocklington, is home to a large resident Madhyamaka Buddhist Meditation Retreat Centre. It runs regular Buddhist meditation classes.

Day trippers also visit Millington Wood (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Pocklington Canal Head, with footpaths along the canal. The canal has been named one of the top ten places to see aquatic wildlife in Britain.[20] Nearby Allerthorpe Lakeland Park has parkland for walking, a lake with watersports facilities, a separate lake for fly fishing, and a BMX trail. There is also a large caravan park for visitors.[citation needed]

Since 2001, Pocklington has been part of the East Yorkshire Parliamentary Constituency. The seat is currently held by Greg Knight for the Conservative Party.[9]

In 2007, Michael Woods, a Pocklingtonian, made his debut for Chelsea.

Peace and tranquillity can be found in the renowned gardens at Burnby Hall while those seeking more thrilling pastimes can participate in a wide range of exciting and unusual sporting activities.


After a disappointing day at Driffield, Pocklington return to Feathers Field this Saturday to entertain north-east side Guisborough. There is also a …

Unlocking an individual’s potential means fostering a culture that encourages successful learning and creative thinking while rewarding initiative and independence. It also means creating an environment in which pursuing personal passions outside lesson time complements the achievement of academic success. Learning is fun and from the earliest years takes place both in the classroom and elsewhere around the school. Our 64 acre campus offers excellent facilities for sport, CCF, music and drama.

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Nestled in the spectacular Yorkshire Wolds, Pocklington, a historic market town, makes a delightful destination for visitors  all tastes and interests.

Pocklington /ˈpɒklɪŋtən/ is a small market town and civil parish situated at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. In 2011, its population was 8,337. It is located 13 miles (21 km) east of York[2] and 26 miles (42 km) north-west of Hull

The Upper and Lower Lakes are home to a National Collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lily, and offer a wonderful array of changing vistas. The Gardens also include a Rockery, Stumpery, a Victorian Garden, Secret Garden, formal beds and natural shrubbery.

Pocklington Town A.F.C. run four men’s Saturday football teams with the first team competing in the Humber Premier League. There is also an U19s team and girls' team. In the 2012-13 season the club's 1st team won the highest level trophy in the club's history by winning the Whitehead's Fish & Chips Humber League Cup at North Ferriby United's Rapid Solicitors Stadium. The club had floodlights installed during July 2008, allowing the club to make progress in the football league pyramid.

The East Riding of Yorkshire has a higher than average level of Christian belief and a much lower rate of observance for other faiths and those of no faith.[19] This can be attributed to the aforementioned lack of ethnic diversity in the area.

Pocklington has its own Masonic Hall which is situated on the Mile. It is home to several lodges and orders including:

Pocklington celebrates an annual Flying Man Festival [23] with a multitude of themed events from 12 to 14 May, in memory of the showman Thomas Pelling, the "Flying Man of Pocklington", who, with a pair of homemade wings, attempted a flight from the top of the local church, meeting his end when he collided with one of the church's buttresses.[24]

Pocklington is a control point at the quadrennial London-Edinburgh-London long-distance bicycle event.[31]

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