Derwenthorpe, York

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DERWENTHORPE in York.Pictured here: 28th Feb 2013
A Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust development of attractive, affordable, eco-friendly family homes in a digitally inclusive, mixed-tenure community.


Derwenthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO10

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DERWENTHORPE in York.Pictured here: 28th Feb 2013


Derwenthorpe, York, North Yorkshire, YO10

About Derwenthorpe, York

Communal facilities and services

Each resident pays an annual charge for estate management, which covers high standards of maintenance of:

  • The Super Sustainability Centre
  • Central square, community and mews court car parking areas
  • Recreational/activity areas and play equipment
  • Benches, bin areas and unadopted lighting areas
  • On-site paths and permitted footpaths
  • Landscapes, hedgerows, shrubs, wildflower meadows and trees
  • Ponds and swales (part of the sustainable urban drainage system)

The local area

Derwenthorpe has been created as an edge-of-town extension to allow residents to link to the existing infrastructure. It is situated in the village of Osbaldwick (YO10) on the outskirts of York. Local amenities in the village include schools, nurseries and doctors’ surgeries. There are dentists, chemists, vets, supermarkets, a health club, a library and a post office. It is served by excellent transport links into York city centre and beyond


Derwenthorpe will eventually offer 481 high-quality environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes. Each home has expertly designed to be as innovative as they are practical.

The Lotherington Quarter is located off Temple Avenue and takes its name from Elizabeth Lotherington. She was the grandmother of well-known businessman and philanthropist Joseph Rowntree. It is a mixed-tenure development of 120 properties. They are two, three and four bedroom family homes which are available to rent, part-buy or buy through our shared and full ownership scheme.

The Seebohm Quarter is located off Fifth Avenue. It takes its name from Benjamin Seebohm, he was second of the four sons of Joseph Rowntree. There are two, three, four and five bedroom flats and houses available which are to rent, part-buy or buy through our shared and full ownership scheme.

Each home has been designed with eco-friendly features including communal biomass boiler heating and a drainage system that prevents flooding. Some have balconies and en-suite bathrooms.

Social activities and events in Derwenthorpe

As with all our communities, resident involvement is very much encouraged in Derwenthorpe.

The Super Sustainability Centre (SSC) offers a central meeting place for residents, local schools and community groups to use. This includes The Derwenthorpe Partnership Advisory Committee, which provides resident input into the development of the community.

Derwenthorpe has an active residents’ association. Discover how you can get involved with Derwenthorpe Residents Association.

Next steps

To find out more about living in Derwenthorpe, contact us or sign-up to the Derwenthorpe newsletter. Properties for sale on a leasehold basis are advertised with local estate agents.