Earswick is a pretty North Yorkshire village on the riverside setting of the River Foss.
On the York to Strensall road, Earswick is one mile south of Strensall and four miles north of the city of York. York’s nearby outer ring road offers access to the Leeds/Scarborough A64 and the Thirsk/Teesside A19 and York Railway Station is on the East Coast Main Line.
Shops at nearby Strensall and Huntington cater for daily needs. Shopping centres at Clifton Moor, Monks Cross and Vangarde are less than 2 miles away.
Nearby York is a thriving modern city, rich in tradition with a history stretching back at least 2000 years, highlighting Roman, Viking and Medieval history.
Residents enjoy a high quality of life, with an extensive range of sports, leisure and educational resources. Within York there is a lively cafe bar/restaurant culture and vibrant entertainment/ festivals.
York is a compact walled city and offers a variety of world-class attractions, museums and galleries. These include the world famous York Minister, Jorvik Viking Centre, The National Railway Museum, York Grand Opera House, The Theatre Royal, York Racecourse, The Castle Museum and The Yorkshire Museum.
York has excellent motorway, rail and bus networks and is easily accessible from Leeds/Bradford International Airport.
The ancient township of Earswick or Edresuuic, as it was known before the Norman Conquest, is named from the Anglo-Saxon meaning “dwelling or farm of a man called AEthelric”.
Earswick is also specifically mentioned in the Great Doomsday Book (1086) where records show that “three geld carucates (about 360 acres) of land in Earswick held of St Peter by Sasford and Godric before the Conquest belonged to the See of York and afterward formed part of the manor of Strensall”.
The village currently has around 360 residences with a population of approximately 800 people
All the land outside the present built area is designated Green Belt.
Despite being so close to the city of York the village still provides an attractive rural environment in which to live surrounded by over 30 acres of public open space with designated footpaths and riverside walks, a Scented Garden, Tennis Courts, Play Areas, a Village Hall and Village Green complete with a maypole.
Updated 30 January 2015