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.
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