Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Pocklington is a town in East Riding of Yorkshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Pocklington within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Pocklington in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Pocklington, market town, par., and township with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire, 7 miles NW. of Market Weighton and 16½ miles SE. of York by rail - par., 4789 ac., pop. 2980; town and township, 2570 ac., pop. 2733; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Pocklington is a seat of petty sessions, and a prosperous town, with corn mills, flax mills, a brewery, and an iron foundry. In addition to the weekly market there are stock sales on alternate Tuesdays, and important fairs for horses, cattle, sheep, and lambs are held four times a year. The ancient church of Pocklington attracts numbers of tourists. At the grammar school, a richly endowed institution founded in 1515 and rebuilt in 1819, Wilberforce (1759-1833), the philanthropist, was educated.

Pocklington in the Domesday Book

A village in Pocklington hundred, in the county of Yorkshire.

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