Copmanthorpe Location Guide

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Copmanthorpe is a beautiful village situated just outside the ring road to the south-west of York. The area is very popular along with Bishopthorpe and Haxby – we get many requests for property in these village areas. This lovely village is one of the few places in York where you can be surrounded by picturesque scenery whilst only being four miles away from the centre of York or close to the A64 to get to Leeds.

Copmanthorpe village is situated in the YO23 postcode which has enjoyed growth at a nominal annual rate of 16.8% over the last 5 years. This rate can be indicative of a dynamic local economy and housing market. Property price growth in this area has significantly exceeded growth in earnings and the national average house price growth.

 The YO23 area has a higher number of 2 or 3 bedroom properties than the national average but it is lower than the national average for smaller and larger properties.  The size of the property market in YO23 is 8466 homes

Copmanthorpe has its own primary school (Copmanthorpe Primary) and nursery.  The village is also unusual because it is in the catchment area for two secondary schools – Millthorpe School and Tadcaster Grammar School.  

Most addresses in York are only in the catchment for one secondary school.

Frequent busses run between the village and the city centre, including a very handy Park and Ride just over at Askham Bar. By car, the drive into the centre should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes depending on traffic and is extremely straightforward.

Whilst access into the centre is easy, so is access out for commuting to Leeds as the A64 is just outside the village.

 Leeds Bradford Airport is the closest airport at just under 30 miles or around a 45 minute drive away.

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.

Despite being a relatively small village, Copmanthorpe is home to a wide range of amenities. Aside from the co-op shop, butchers and post office, there is also a fantastic family run pub called the Royal Oak. The same family also own the local sports facilities with cricket, football, tennis and various other sports clubs and classes, topped off with a family friendly Sports Bar.

Just nearby, you will find Sizzling Plate, a busy Indian restaurant which serves great food, plus you can bring your own alcohol!

With very little history from prior to the 17th century, one of the main historical features of the village is a road that was once a Roman highway running from York (Eboracum) to Tadcaster (Calcaria), nowadays known as Top Lane.

The village was mentioned in the Domesday book as ‘Copemantorp’ which is said to mean a Craftsmen’s Village. Parts of Copmanthorpe are now conservation areas to preserve the look of the village – this means you may need to apply for planning permission for any modifications to your property and even when cutting down trees or changing the look of your trellis or fences.  

The Church in Copmanthorpe has its roots in the Roman and Saxon Church.  The Norman building of the late 12th Century is somewhat unusual, but is similar to nearby Askham Bryan and Askham Richard, which date from about the same time.  Originally a plain rectangular structure, it has been modified and enlarged down the centuries. – St Giles’ church – The Copmanthorpe Village Website – Copmanthorpe Parish Council – Local Taxi Company – Guide to School Catchment Areas in York. – Property for sale in Copmanthorpe listed on Rightmove – Copmanthorpe Primary School

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