::Acomb, North Yorkshire


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Shopping area on Front Street, Acomb
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 Acomb shown within North Yorkshire
Population 22,215 
OS grid referenceSE574513
Unitary authorityCity of York
Ceremonial countyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO24, YO26
Dialling code 01904
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament [[Yorkshire and the Humber (European Parliament constituency)Yorkshire and the Humber]]
UK ParliamentYork Central
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Acomb {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} is a suburb within the City of York Unitary Authority, to the western side of York, England. It covers the site of the original village of the same name, which is mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is bordered by the suburbs of Holgate, to the east, Clifton, to the north and Woodthorpe to the south. The boundary to the west abuts the fields close to the A1237, York Outer Ring Road.

Formerly a farming village, Acomb expanded over the centuries to become a dormitory area for workers in heavy industry, such as rail engineering, in the 19th and 20th centuries and more recently for a more diverse workforce. Though it no longer has any large-scale manufacturing, it does have a diverse retail centre.There are at least 19 Grade II listed buildings within its boundaries.<ref name="Listed">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> It was made a Conservation Area in 1975, with the historic area along Front Street and the Green retaining its village character. It is also an Area of Archaeological Importance under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Acomb comprises two wards of the City of York: Acomb and Westfield. At the 2011 Census of England and Wales, it had a population of 22,215, the largest of all areas of the city.<ref name="Wards">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> There are six primary schools and one comprehensive school. There are also a variety of sporting clubs and one public sports centre.

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