Acomb Location Guide

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Introduction

Situated just under 3 miles to the west of York, Acomb is home to a bustling high street, popular with families, older residents and first time buyers due to the diverse range of properties available. This large suburb boasts everything from terraces to period manors.Only a few miles from the centre of York, Acomb is ideal for those looking to live away from the centre but with easy access in – it has great transport links.

Acomb is home to the fantastic West Bank Park and Acomb Wood, plus only a few minutes away from Hob Moor, great for walking the dogs with views of the Minster and Holgate Windmill. For more open areas, ideal for sunny days, you can head down The Knavesmire alongside the race course. For sporty individuals there is a fantastic swimming facility just on Cornlands Road and rugby league, football, hockey and cricket clubs in the village.

With six pubs on the doorstep, the Marcia Grey, the Red Lion, the Sun Inn, the Acomb, the King William and Acomb on The Green, you’re not short of a place for a pint and something to eat, ideal for socialising with the local community.  Aside from this, there are plenty of places to get food with traditional fish and chip shops and restaurants such as Indian Ocean plus several takeaways serving pizzas, Chinese and Indian food.

The high street acts as a hub for the Acomb community. With fresh fruit and veg shops, a wealth of local stores and also bigger supermarkets such as Co-op and Morrisons. Everything you need on one street! For clothes shopping you can take a short journey into the city centre or to the nearby designer outle

Secondary Schools –  the closest is Manor C of E Academy. There are a number of primary schools in the area: Carr Infant and Junior Schools, Poppleton Road School and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic school.

Access to the City Centre is really easy from Acomb.  The A59 from Harrogate runs through the area with multiple bus stops.  Wetherby and Leeds are also in easy reach as the A59 out of the city takes you close to the A1.  York Train Station is only 10 minutes away by car or a 30-40 minute walk.

It’s understood that Acomb existed before the Norman Conquest and was the property of the Dean and Chapter of York Minster.  It is mentioned in the Domesday Book and is the largest suburban area in York. The name is most likely derived from the Old English acum,[3] meaning ‘at the oak trees’, and indicates that the original village was first established in a heavily wooded area of oaks. The traditional pronunciation of the name was “Yackam”.[5]

The principal parish church for Acomb is St Stephen’s a Grade II listed building built in 1831-1832 by GT Andrews on the site of the previous medieval church. Records date from 1662.  St Stephen’s has recently joined with the Church of St Aidan’s on Ridgeway to become a two church parish.  On 19 December 1992, St Stephen’s was nearly destroyed in a fire caused by arson, but was repaired using contributions from the local community and other funds. It was rededicated in September 1994.

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