infobox UK place
country = England
latitude = 54.04006
longitude = -1.03436
official_name = Strensall
unitary_england= City of York
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
os_grid_reference = SE633608
Strensall is a village and
civil parishin the unitary authorityof the City of York in the north of England, on the River Fossnorth of Yorkand north-east of Haxby. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedaledistrict.
The nearby Strensall
Commonis a Special Area of Conservation, an example of lowland heathland habitat covering over 5 km². Strensall Common also has an army firing range and training area both of which belong to the Ministry of Defence.
According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 3,815.
Strensall is referred to in the
Domesday Bookas "Streonaeshalch", after "Streona", a personal name, and "halch", a corner of land. It belonged to the Archbishops of York.
Strensall is also the probable site of many historical events supposed to have occurred in
Whitby, most significantly the 'Whitby' Synodof 664. This is due to a complication in 9th century documents, which describe Steonaeshalch as being Whitby (the name "Whitby" is Vikingas are all place names ending with the suffix "by", e.g. "Selby", "Grimsby", "Wetherby" etc).
The Parish Church of Strensall is St. Mary the Virgin. The current building was consecrated by the Archbishop of York in 1866. A list of events and services can be found at [http://strensallstmarys.org.uk/diary.html What's On at St Mary's?] . Other local churches are the
MethodistChapel and St. Wilfred's GarrisonChurch.
trensall railway station
Strensall railway stationwas a minor railway station serving the village of Strensall on the York to Scarborough Line. It was opened on 5 July 1845by the York and North Midland Railway. It closed on 22 September, 1930.
Strensall has three local grocery shops,
Tesco, Costcutterand Londis, plus a post office, three pubs, a bakery, hairdresser's, a fish & chip shop and takeaway etc. There is a doctor's surgery; 2 playing fields, one with changing rooms; three tennis courts, fully lit at night; two football pitches and one astro pitch; about five small parks. The village is linked to the city of York by a frequent bus service. The railway line from York to Scarborough passes through the village but there is no longer a station there.
Strensall falls within the catchment areas of
Robert WilkinsonPrimary School and Huntington School. Robert Wilkinson is the local primary school, situated in Strensall. Huntington School is a successful and oversubscribed mixed comprehensive secondary school, about 3 miles (5 km) from Strensall. The school is a technology college with approximately 1,500 pupils. The school has a particularly successful sixth form, which was ranked 19th in the country for its results in 2005.
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/04/school_tables/primary_schools/html/816_3212.stm BBC Education league table of Robert Wilkinson]
* [http://www.rwprimary.ik.org Robert Wilkinson School Website]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/05/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/816_4063.stm BBC Education league table of Huntington Schoo]
* [http://www.huntington-ed.org.uk/ Huntington School Website]
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