Quernstone is located on the southern edge of the thriving East Yorkshire market town of Pocklington: At the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, it’s just 12 miles from York with its reputation as one of the UKs best places to live and work. The connectivity to Leeds, London, Hull, Manchester, Newcastle and beyond via the road, rail and air networks is superb so you can commute and be in touch with big city bustle, all whilst enjoying relaxed country living.


The sensitive and individual designs of the Quernstone development will form an attractive gateway when entering Pocklington from the south along The Balk. The scheme nestles amongst existing residential development and provides a delightful mix of houses suitable for a wide range of purchasers: complementing the surrounding houses, respecting the local vernacular and character of the area and the historical town.
Retention, protection and enhancement of existing landscape features creates links to green spaces beyond the site, integrating the scheme into its surroundings and enhancing the local biodiversity.

To the north, the site overlooks the town’s sports pitches and the Henry Thirsk Amenity Centre, home to Pocklington AFC.


Pocklington has been the centre of a prosperous rural community since at least Roman times. Archaeological drone photography of a ‘roundhouse’ on the site clearly indicate Iron Age habitation where a quern-stone (or quernstone) would have been used to grind corn. Remains of a quernstone were found on Burnby Lane, linking Pocklington’s history to its corn growing tradition from Neolithic to present day.

Local amenities

The development is situated in a sustainable location that has access via walking and cycling to both an excellent level of local amenities and to public transport services to York and to Beverley and beyond.

It also has easy access to well-regarded schools, churches, a Buddhist retreat and an abundance of sports clubs and facilities, including a championship Gliding Club:

  • Nurseries and primary schools are in the town and award winning secondary schools are in York and Pocklington – both state and private
  • Pocklington’s market place thrives with independent shops, cafes, bistros and pubs, plus two supermarkets, a medical centre, an arts centre and beautiful Burnby Hall Gardens


The beautiful Yorkshire Wolds are the town’s backdrop with wonderful walks, cycle routes and plenty of lovely villages, farm shops and pubs to be found en route to the East Coast, Yorkshire Dales and Moors. Hidden gems include the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy, the stunning Kilnwick Percy Golf Club with views over the Vale of York to the Pennines, and Michelin starred restaurants The Pipe and Glass and the Star at Sancton. Allerthorpe Golf and Country Park and Allerthorpe Lakeland Park are just five minutes’ drive for water sports and family activities, and of course you can be in York in 25 minutes to experience its shops, restaurants, world class museums and culture.

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