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Heworth, York

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Heworth is a village in the unitary authority of City of York in the north of England, approximately one mile to the east of the centre of York and northwest of Osbaldwick. The name "Heworth" is Anglo-Saxon and means a "high enclosure".

History

The village is of Roman origin; there is believed to be a Roman cemetery nearby, on the site of Heworth Croft, formerly part of York St John College. Heworth Green, the road from York city centre to Heworth, is on the site of a Roman road. Heworth became a Conservation Area in 1975.

In 1454, Heworth was the site of a skirmish between Lord Egremont and the Neville family during the Percy-Neville feud.

The village contained Elmfield College, a methodist college, although all that is left now is the headmaster's house on Straylands Grove, next to Monk Stray.

References

  • Avril E. Webster Appleton, Looking Back at Heworth — a York Suburb, 1999. ISBN 0953625702.

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