Village and Civil Parish of Heslington, near York, England


Looking forward

Welcome to the website for the Parish of Heslington

Heslington is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England, south-east of the centre of York. Prior to 1974, it was a village in the Derwent Rural District, which was part of the East Riding of Yorkshire. From 1974 to 1996 it was part of the Selby district before becoming part of the new City of York unitary authority.

According to the 2011 census the ward had a population of 4,792.

It was probably an Anglian settlement and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It became a Conservation Area in 1969.

Heslington Hall was built between 1565 and 1568 for Sir Thomas Eynns. In the 20th century it was owned by Richard de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Baron Deramore, and was used as the headquarters for the Royal Air Force's No. 4 (Bomber) Group from 1940–45. It is now the administrative headquarters for the University of York.

The village tends to be busy, partly because its facilities are convenient for students and staff of the University of York; in the main village street these include , two pubs, a post office, and a village store. Heslington Church is nearby. The local school, Lord Deramore's Primary School serves Heslington village and surrounding areas along with the families of the scholars of the University of York.

The Article 4 Direction within the Heslington Conservation Area comprising parts of Main Street, Holburn's Croft, Hall Park and School Lane will come into force on 10 June 2023. This means that certain developments or property alterations cannot be carried out unless planning permission is first granted by the Council. Briefly, it covers changes such as the enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwelling house, any alteration to the roof, and the erection or construction or demolition of a porch; the installation, alteration including demolition of a chimney; the installation or alteration of solar PV equipment; the erection, construction, improvement or alteration of a gate, fence, wall or other means of enclosure facing a highway.

Where is Heslington?

Neighbourhood Plan

What do you think Heslington will be like in the future? Find out about our Neighbourhood Plan.

Heslington Village Facilities

Find out about Heslington's village facilities - from the local services to the Village Meeting Room and Sports Field

News and Updates

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