Place:Aike, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAike
Alt namesAchsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 305
TypeVillage, Former parish
Coordinates53.885°N 0.406°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoBeverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Lockington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandneighbouring parish with which it merged in 1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Aike is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Beverley and lies to the west of the River Hull. It is approached by a no-through road 2.5 miles (4 km) long off the A164 road.

Aike now forms part of the civil parish of Lockington, but was an independent civil parish in Beverley Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

GENUKI reports from a gazetteer of the 1820s that Aike was formerly on an island in a low-lying part of the River Hull which was drained so that the hamlet could be connected by road to the surrounding country. This is illustrated to the east of the visible part of the Vision of Britain map where Aike is at the end of the 2-1/2 mile road on the edge of the wide River Hull. (Note: the River Hull flows into the River Humber from the north at Kingston-upon-Hull.)

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Lockington and Aike
  • Vision of Britain on Aike. It is always worth looking at the supplementary pages of a Vision of Britain article.
  • Lockington with Aike is a local website including a long history of the parish, a listing of the 1834 electoral roll and a transcription of the 1901 census.