Strensall

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Coordinates: 54°02′24″N 1°02′04″W / 54.04006°N 1.03436°W / 54.04006; -1.03436

Strensall is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England, on the River Foss north of York and north-east of Haxby. Prior to 1996 it had been part of the Ryedale district. It covers an area of 2,908 acres.[1]

The nearby Strensall Common is a Special Area of Conservation, an example of lowland heathland habitat covering over 5 km². Strensall also has an army firing range and training area both of which belong to the Ministry of Defence.

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History

Strensall is referred to in the Domesday Book as Streonaeshalch, after Streona, a personal name, and halch, a corner of land. The name has alterd through the centuries from Strenshale in the 11th century, to Stranessale in the 14th century and to Strencile or Strencham alias Trencham in the 17th century.[1]

It has belonged to the Archbishops of York since before 1214, apart from a short period in 1547 when it was briefly held by Duke of Somerset and Lord Wharton. During the reign of Edward the Confessor the manor and land belonged to a couple of Saxon lords known as Sasford and Turchil[1]

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