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Wheldrake road.jpg
Wheldrake Main Street
OS grid referenceSE682449
Civil parish
  • Wheldrake
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO19
Dialling code01904
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
WebsiteWheldrake Parish Council website
List of places

Wheldrake is a village and a civil parish about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) southeast of the city of York in England. In 2011, the parish had a population of 2,107.[1] The parish of Wheldrake covers an area of 4,300 acres (17,000,000 m2). It was established before 1066. It was in the possession of Fountains Abbey in the Middle Ages. Wheldrake became part of a landed estate until the mid 20th century. It has a significant conservation area and a nature reserve of international importance. This, named Wheldrake Ings, is about 8 miles south of York.[2] It is where many wildflowers flourish and rare birds prosper.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Some facts and figures about Wheldrake". Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  2. "Winter visitors flock to Wheldrake Ings". The Press. 12 January 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2014.