About Sherburn in Elmet

Sherburn in Elmet is a fast-growing town, which has four supermarkets: Spar, Tesco Express, Aldi and Co-op. There are several independently owned shops and a market in the centre of the town once a week. As well as the shops and houses in the centre of Sherburn, just on the outskirts of the village is the Sherburn Industrial Estate, one of the biggest enterprise parks in the area, home to some big names such as Debenhams, Sainsbury’s and Eddie Stobart. British Gypsum, the UK’s leading manufacturer of interior lining systems also has a large site on the outskirts of the village.

The town is served by the Sherburn in Elmet railway station with services to York railway station, Hull Paragon Interchange and Sheffield railway station, with a second station (South Milford railway station) in nearby South Milford providing services to Leeds and Kingston upon Hull. Arriva Yorkshire buses go to Leeds, Tadcaster and Selby.

The History of Sherburn in Elmet

The historic town of Sherburn in Elmet is located in the heart of North Yorkshire, in between Leeds and York.  It is one of only three places in the area to be explicitly associated with the ancient Celtic kingdom of Elmet via featuring the kingdom’s title in its name, the others being Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes-in-Elmet.

There is no real evidence to support a Roman settlement in Sherburn in Elmet, although artefacts have been found from time to time including high-class domestic pottery and two stone sarcophagi.

Sherburn in Elmet has a long-standing connection with crafting. It is not commonly known but Sherburn was actually one of the largest suppliers of teasel to the wool industry in Yorkshire.

About the Sherburn in Elmet Website

The Sherburn in Elmet website and Facebook Page is intended purely to help local residents keep up to date with non-biased, factual news and local events of Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas.

In addition to our popular news section, we also have a clubs and activities section on our website where we have a list of local ongoing activities you can attend and clubs for you and your family to get involved in.  We also have a local services section, so if you are looking to purchase something in particular, local services shows what Sherburn in Elmet and the surrounding areas has to offer.  Our community section outlines general information regarding the village, local churches, schools, libraries, venues and local charities.

All of our website listings are completely free.  If you’d like your business to be featured on the website, so long as it is located in or around the Sherburn in Elmet area, please contact us today.  In addition, if you have any news or events that you’d like us to cover, we’d love to hear from you about those too!