Place:East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameEast Riding of Yorkshire
Alt namesEast Ridingsource: Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)
East Yorkshiresource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 Nov 2002
Estredingsource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
N Humbersidesource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
North Humbersidesource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 21 Nov 2002
ERYsource: Chapman code (GENUKI)
Yorkshire East Riding
TypeAdministrative county, Modern county
Coordinates53.833°N 0.5°W
Located inEngland     (1889 - )
See alsoYorkshire, Englandhistoric county covering the three ridings of Yorkshire
Humberside, Englandmodern county which included the East Riding 1974-1996
Contained Places
Borough (county)
Kingston upon Hull ( 1996 - )
Borough (municipal)
Beverley ( - 1974 )
Bridlington ( - 1974 )
Goole ( 1996 - )
Chapelry
Acklam ( - 1974 )
Argam ( - 1974 )
Auburn ( - 1974 )
Barlby ( - 1974 )
Bempton ( - 1974 )
Buckton ( - 1974 )
Burton Fleming ( - 1974 )
Carnaby ( - 1974 )
Cottam ( - 1974 )
Fimber ( - 1974 )
Fordon ( - 1974 )
Fraisthorpe ( - 1974 )
Grindale ( - 1974 )
Harpham ( - 1974 )
Muston ( - 1974 )
Naburn ( - 1974 )
Reighton ( - 1974 )
Scampston ( - 1974 )
Sewerby cum Marton
Speeton ( - 1974 )
Wold Newton ( - 1974 )
Civil parish
Acklam ( - 1974 )
Argam ( - 1974 )
Asselby ( - 1974 )
Auburn ( - 1974 )
Bainton ( - 1974 )
Balkholme ( - 1974 )
Barlby ( - 1974 )
Barmby Moor ( 1996 - )
Barmby on the Marsh ( - 1974 )
Barmston
Beeford ( - 1974 )
Belby ( - 1974 )
Bellasize ( - 1974 )
Bempton ( - 1974 )
Bessingby ( - 1974 )
Beswick ( - 1974 )
Bilton in Holderness
Birdsall ( - 1974 )
Bishop Burton ( - 1974 )
Bishop Wilton with Belthorpe ( - 1935 )
Bishop Wilton ( - 1974 )
Bishopsoil ( - 1974 )
Blacktoft ( - 1974 )
Boynton ( - 1974 )
Bracken ( - 1974 )
Brackenholme cum Woodhall ( - 1974 )
Brantingham ( - 1974 )
Breighton cum Gunby ( 1996 - )
Bridlington ( - 1974 )
Brigham ( - 1974 )
Broomfleet with Faxfleet ( - 1974 )
Bubwith ( - 1974 )
Buckton ( - 1974 )
Bugthorpe ( - 1974 )
Burnby ( - 1974 )
Burton Agnes ( - 1974 )
Burton Constable ( - 1974 )
Burton Fleming ( - 1974 )
Burythorpe ( - 1974 )
Butterwick (near Driffield) ( - 1974 )
Carnaby ( - 1974 )
Catton (near Pocklington) ( 1935 - 1974 )
Cherry Burton ( - 1974 )
Cliffe cum Lund ( - 1974 )
Cotness ( - 1974 )
Cottam ( - 1974 )
Cottingham ( - 1974 )
Cottingwith ( 1935 - 1974 )
Cowlam ( - 1974 )
Dalton Holme ( - 1974 )
Deighton (near York) ( - 1974 )
Dringhoe Upton and Brough
Duggleby ( - 1974 )
Dunnington (near York) ( - 1974 )
Easington (near Patrington) ( - 1974 )
East Garton ( - 1974 )
East Stamford Bridge ( - 1974 )
Eastburn (near Driffield) ( - 1974 )
Easton ( - 1974 )
Eastrington ( - 1974 )
Eddlethorpe ( - 1974 )
Ellerker ( - 1974 )
Elloughton cum Brough ( 1996 - )
Elmswell ( - 1974 )
Elvington ( - 1974 )
Escrick ( - 1974 )
Etton ( - 1974 )
Everingham ( - 1974 )
Fangfoss ( - 1974 )
Faxfleet ( - 1974 )
Filey ( - 1974 )
Fimber ( - 1974 )
Firby (Westow) ( - 1974 )
Flamborough ( - 1974 )
Foggathorpe ( - 1974 )
Folkton
Fordon ( - 1974 )
Foston on the Wolds ( - 1974 )
Foxholes with Boythorpe ( - 1974 )
Fraisthorpe with Auburn and Wilsthorpe ( 1896 - 1974 )
Fraisthorpe ( - 1974 )
Fridaythorpe
Fulford ( - 1974 )
Full Sutton ( - 1974 )
Ganton ( - 1974 )
Garrison Side
Garton (near Driffield) ( 1935 - 1974 )
Garton on the Wolds ( - 1974 )
Gembling ( - 1974 )
Gransmoor ( - 1974 )
Great Givendale with Grimthorpe ( - 1974 )
Great Kelk ( - 1974 )
Gribthorpe ( - 1974 )
Grindale ( - 1974 )
Haisthorpe ( - 1974 )
Haltemprice ( - 1974 )
Harlthorpe ( - 1974 )
Harpham ( - 1974 )
Harswell ( - 1974 )
Helperthorpe ( - 1974 )
Hemingbrough ( - 1974 )
Heslerton ( - 1974 )
Heslington ( - 1974 )
Hessle (near Hull) ( - 1974 )
High Catton ( - 1974 )
Hilderthorpe
Holme on Spalding Moor ( - 1974 )
Holme on the Wolds ( 1996 - )
Hotham ( - 1974 )
Howsham ( - 1974 )
Hunmanby ( - 1974 )
Hutton Cranswick ( - 1974 )
Kelfield ( - 1974 )
Kelk ( 1935 - 1974 )
Kennythorpe ( - 1974 )
Kexby ( - 1974 )
Kilham
Kilnwick ( - 1974 )
Kirby Grindalythe ( - 1974 )
Kirby Underdale ( - 1974 )
Kirk Ella ( - 1974 )
Kirkburn and Battleburn ( - 1974 )
Kirkham ( - 1974 )
Knapton (near Malton) ( - 1974 )
Langtoft ( - 1974 )
Langton ( - 1974 )
Langwith ( - 1974 )
Laxton ( 1996 - )
Laytham ( - 1974 )
Leavening ( - 1974 )
Leconfield and Arram ( - 1974 )
Leconfield ( - 1974 )
Leppington ( - 1974 )
Leven ( - 1974 )
Lissett ( - 1974 )
Little Kelk ( - 1974 )
Lockington ( - 1974 )
Low Catton ( - 1974 )
Lowthorpe ( - 1974 )
Lund ( - 1974 )
Luttons Ambo ( - 1974 )
Market Weighton ( - 1974 )
Melbourne ( - 1974 )
Menethorpe ( - 1974 )
Menthorpe with Bowthorpe ( - 1974 )
Metham ( - 1974 )
Middleton on the Wolds ( - 1974 )
Millington with Little Givendale ( - 1935 )
Millington ( - 1974 )
Molescroft ( - 1974 )
Muston ( - 1974 )
Naburn ( - 1974 )
Nafferton ( - 1974 )
Neswick ( - 1974 )
Newbald ( 1996 - )
Newington
Newland (near Hull)
Newport (near Howden) ( - 1974 )
Newton upon Derwent
North Cave with Everthorpe and Drewton ( 1866 - 1935 )
North Cave ( - 1974 )
North Cliffe ( - 1974 )
North Duffield ( - 1974 )
North Grimston ( - 1974 )
Norton on Derwent ( - 1974 )
Nunburnholme ( - 1974 )
Ousethorpe ( - 1935 )
Pollington ( 1996 - )
Portington and Cavil ( - 1974 )
Preston ( - 1974 )
Raisthorpe and Burdale ( - 1974 )
Rawcliffe (near Snaith) ( 1996 - )
Reighton ( - 1974 )
Riccal ( - 1974 )
Rillington ( - 1974 )
Routh ( - 1974 )
Rowley (near Beverley) ( 1996 - )
Rudston ( - 1974 )
Ruston Parva ( 1996 - )
Saltmarshe ( - 1974 )
Scagglethorpe ( - 1974 )
Scampston ( - 1974 )
Scorborough ( - 1974 )
Scrayingham ( - 1974 )
Seaton Ross ( - 1974 )
Settrington ( - 1974 )
Sewerby cum Marton
Sherburn (near Filey) ( - 1974 )
Shiptonthorpe ( - 1974 )
Skelton (near Howden) ( - 1974 )
Skerne and Wansford ( 1935 - 1974 )
Skerne ( - 1974 )
Skidby ( - 1974 )
Skipsea
Skipwith ( - 1974 )
Skirpenbeck ( - 1974 )
Sledmere and Croome ( - 1974 )
Sledmere ( - 1974 )
South Cave ( - 1974 )
South Cliffe ( - 1974 )
South Dalton ( - 1974 )
South Duffield ( - 1974 )
Speeton ( - 1974 )
Stamford Bridge with Scoreby ( - 1974 )
Staxton ( - 1974 )
Stillingfleet ( - 1974 )
Storwood ( - 1974 )
Sutton on Hull ( 1996 - )
Sutton upon Derwent ( 1996 - )
Sutton with Stoneferry ( - 1935 )
Swanland ( - 1974 )
Thirkleby (near Malton) ( - 1935 )
Thixendale ( - 1974 )
Thorganby ( - 1974 )
Thornholme ( - 1974 )
Thornton (near Pocklington) ( - 1974 )
Thorpe (near Howden) ( 1996 - )
Thorpe Bassett ( - 1974 )
Thwing ( - 1974 )
Tibthorpe ( - 1974 )
Tickton ( - 1974 )
Towthorpe (near Driffield) ( - 1974 )
Ulrome ( - 1974 )
Walkington ( - 1974 )
Wallingfen ( - 1935 )
Wansford ( - 1974 )
Waplington ( - 1974 )
Warter ( - 1974 )
Watton ( - 1974 )
Wawne ( - 1974 )
Weaverthorpe ( - 1974 )
Welton ( - 1974 )
Westow ( - 1974 )
Wetwang ( - 1974 )
Wharram Percy ( 1974 - )
Wharram le Street ( - 1974 )
Wharram ( 1935 - 1974 )
Wheldrake ( - 1974 )
Wilberfoss ( - 1974 )
Willerby (near Scarborough) ( - 1974 )
Willitoft ( - 1974 )
Wilsthorpe ( - 1974 )
Wintringham ( - 1974 )
Wold Newton ( - 1974 )
Woodmansey ( - 1974 )
Wressell ( - 1974 )
Yedingham ( - 1974 )
Youlthorpe with Gowthorpe ( 1866 - 1935 )
Deserted settlement
Monkwick
Newton Garth
Pockthorpe
Raventhorpe
Risby ( - 1974 )
Swaythorpe
Wharram Percy ( 1974 - )
District municipality
Kingston upon Hull District ( 1996 - )
Extra parochial area
Garrison Side
Former parish
Aike ( - 1974 )
Anlaby ( - 1974 )
Drypool ( - 1974 )
Ellerton Priory ( - 1935 )
Eske ( - 1935 )
North Newbald ( - 1974 )
Osgodby (near Selby) ( - 1974 )
Scalby (near Howden) ( - 1974 )
South Newbald ( - 1974 )
Storkhill with Sandholme ( - 1935 )
Tickton with Hull Bridge
Weel
Woodmansey and Beverley Parks ( - 1935 )
Hamlet
Belby ( - 1974 )
Bellasize ( - 1974 )
Bentley (near Cottingham) ( - 1974 )
Cotness ( - 1974 )
Drewton ( - 1974 )
Easton ( - 1974 )
Eppleworth
Faxfleet ( - 1974 )
Gowthorpe ( - 1974 )
Great Givendale ( - 1974 )
Gribthorpe ( - 1974 )
Grimston (near Hedon) ( - 1974 )
Harlthorpe ( - 1974 )
Harswell ( - 1974 )
Hempholme ( - 1974 )
High Gardham ( - 1974 )
High Hunsley ( - 1974 )
Kelleythorpe ( - 1974 )
Kilnwick Percy ( - 1974 )
Kiplingcotes ( - 1974 )
Knedlington ( - 1974 )
Langwith ( - 1974 )
Little Kelk ( - 1974 )
Lowthorpe ( - 1974 )
Meaux ( - 1974 )
Metham ( - 1974 )
Neswick ( - 1974 )
North Cliffe ( - 1974 )
Octon
Ousethorpe ( - 1935 )
Riplingham ( - 1974 )
Ruston Parva ( 1996 - )
Scalby (near Howden) ( - 1974 )
Scorborough ( - 1974 )
South Newbald ( - 1974 )
Southburn ( - 1974 )
Stoneferry ( - 1974 )
Storwood ( - 1974 )
Sunderlandwick ( - 1974 )
Thearne ( - 1974 )
Wallingfen ( - 1935 )
Wauldby ( - 1974 )
Weel
Weeton (Holderness) ( 1966 - )
West Newton ( - 1974 )
Whitgift ( 1996 - )
Hundred
Buckrose Wapentake
Dickering Wapentake
Harthill Wapentake
Holderness Wapentake
Howdenshire Wapentake
Hullshire Wapentake
Ouse and Derwent Wapentake
Inhabited place
Adlingfleet ( 1996 - )
Aike ( - 1974 )
Airmyn
Aldbrough (near Hull)
Allerthorpe (near Pocklington) ( 1996 - )
Asselby ( - 1974 )
Aughton (near Bubwith) ( - 1974 )
Beswick ( - 1974 )
Beverley ( - 1974 )
Bewholme
Bielby ( - 1974 )
Bilton in Holderness
Bishop Burton ( - 1974 )
Bishop Wilton ( - 1974 )
Bolton (near Pocklington) ( - 1974 )
Boothferry ( - 1974 )
Brandesburton ( - 1974 )
Brantingham ( - 1974 )
Brough ( - 1974 )
Bubwith ( - 1974 )
Burnby ( - 1974 )
Burstwick
Burton Constable ( - 1974 )
Burton Pidsea
Camerton
Cherry Burton ( - 1974 )
Coniston
Cottingham ( - 1974 )
Cranswick ( - 1974 )
Danthorpe
Dimlington
Driffield ( - 1974 )
Drypool ( - 1974 )
Dunnington (near Hornsea) ( - 1974 )
Dunswell ( - 1974 )
Easington (near Patrington) ( - 1974 )
East Cottingwith
East Stamford Bridge ( - 1974 )
Eastrington ( - 1974 )
Ellerker ( - 1974 )
Ellerton ( 1935 - 1974 )
Elloughton ( - 1974 )
Elstronwick
Etton ( - 1974 )
Everingham ( - 1974 )
Everthorpe ( - 1974 )
Fangfoss ( - 1974 )
Filey ( - 1974 )
Fitling
Flinton
Foggathorpe ( - 1974 )
Foxholes ( - 1974 )
Full Sutton ( - 1974 )
Ganstead
Gilberdyke ( - 1974 )
Goodmanham ( - 1974 )
Goxhill
Great Cowden
Great Hatfield
Halsham ( - 1974 )
Hayton ( - 1974 )
Hedon ( 1996 - )
Hessle (near Hull) ( - 1974 )
Hilston
Hive
Hollym ( - 1974 )
Holme on the Wolds ( 1996 - )
Holmpton
Hornsea ( - 1974 )
Hotham ( - 1974 )
Howden ( - 1974 )
Huggate ( - 1974 )
Humbleton
Hutton (near Driffield)
Keyingham
Kilnsea
Kilpin ( - 1974 )
Kingston upon Hull ( 1996 - )
Kirk Ella ( - 1974 )
Kirkburn ( - 1974 )
Langtoft ( - 1974 )
Laytham ( - 1974 )
Leconfield ( - 1974 )
Leven ( - 1974 )
Little Airmyn
Little Driffield ( - 1974 )
Little Hatfield
Little Weighton ( - 1974 )
Lockington ( - 1974 )
Londesborough ( - 1974 )
Long Riston
Lund ( - 1974 )
Mappleton
Market Weighton ( - 1974 )
Marton
Melbourne ( - 1974 )
Melton (near Hull) ( - 1974 )
Middleton on the Wolds ( - 1974 )
Millington ( - 1974 )
Molescroft ( - 1974 )
Nafferton ( - 1974 )
Newsholme (near Howden)
North Burton
North Cave ( - 1974 )
North Dalton ( - 1974 )
North Ferriby ( - 1974 )
North Frodingham ( - 1974 )
North Newbald ( - 1974 )
Nunburnholme ( - 1974 )
Nunkeeling
Old Ellerby
Osgodby (near Selby) ( - 1974 )
Ottringham
Out Newton
Owstwick
Painsthorpe
Patrington
Paull
Pocklington ( - 1974 )
Pollington ( 1996 - )
Preston ( - 1974 )
Rawcliffe (near Snaith) ( 1996 - )
Rimswell
Rise
Roos
Rotsea ( - 1974 )
Rowley (near Beverley) ( 1996 - )
Sancton ( - 1974 )
Scrayingham ( - 1974 )
Seaton Ross ( - 1974 )
Seaton
Shiptonthorpe ( - 1974 )
Sigglesthorne
Skelton (near Howden) ( - 1974 )
Skidby ( - 1974 )
Skirlaugh
Snaith
Snaith ( 1996 - )
South Cave ( - 1974 )
South Cliffe ( - 1974 )
South Dalton ( - 1974 )
South Duffield ( - 1974 )
Spaldington
Sproatley
Stamford Bridge ( - 1974 )
Swanland ( - 1974 )
Swine
Thirtleby
Thorngumbald
Thornton (near Pocklington) ( - 1974 )
Thorpe le Street
Tibthorpe ( - 1974 )
Tickton ( - 1974 )
Tunstall (near Catterick)
Upton
Walkington ( - 1974 )
Wansford ( - 1974 )
Warter ( - 1974 )
Watton ( - 1974 )
Wawne ( - 1974 )
Waxholme
Welton ( - 1974 )
Welwick
West Ella ( - 1974 )
Wilberfoss ( - 1974 )
Willerby (near Hull) ( - 1974 )
Winestead
Wintringham ( - 1974 )
Withernsea ( - 1974 )
Withernwick
Woodmansey ( - 1974 )
Wyton
Yapham ( - 1974 )
Yedingham ( - 1974 )
Yokefleet ( - 1974 )
Youlthorpe ( - 1974 )
Parish
Adlingfleet ( 1996 - )
Beverley St. John ( - 1974 )
Great Givendale ( - 1974 )
Sculcoates ( - 1974 )
Parish (ancient)
Acklam ( - 1974 )
Argam ( - 1974 )
Bainton ( - 1974 )
Barmston
Beeford ( - 1974 )
Bempton ( - 1974 )
Bessingby ( - 1974 )
Birdsall ( - 1974 )
Boynton ( - 1974 )
Bridlington ( - 1974 )
Bugthorpe ( - 1974 )
Burton Agnes ( - 1974 )
Burton Fleming ( - 1974 )
Burythorpe ( - 1974 )
Carnaby ( - 1974 )
Cowlam ( - 1974 )
Dunnington (near York) ( - 1974 )
Elvington ( - 1974 )
Escrick ( - 1974 )
Flamborough ( - 1974 )
Folkton
Fridaythorpe
Garton on the Wolds ( - 1974 )
Helperthorpe ( - 1974 )
Hemingbrough ( - 1974 )
Heslerton ( - 1974 )
Holme on Spalding Moor ( - 1974 )
Hunmanby ( - 1974 )
Hutton Cranswick ( - 1974 )
Kilham
Kilnwick ( - 1974 )
Kirby Grindalythe ( - 1974 )
Kirby Underdale ( - 1974 )
Langton ( - 1974 )
Muston ( - 1974 )
North Grimston ( - 1974 )
Norton on Derwent ( - 1974 )
Reighton ( - 1974 )
Riccal ( - 1974 )
Rillington ( - 1974 )
Rudston ( - 1974 )
Settrington ( - 1974 )
Sherburn (near Filey) ( - 1974 )
Skipsea
Skipwith ( - 1974 )
Skirpenbeck ( - 1974 )
Sledmere ( - 1974 )
Thorganby ( - 1974 )
Thorpe Bassett ( - 1974 )
Thwing ( - 1974 )
Weaverthorpe ( - 1974 )
Westow ( - 1974 )
Wetwang ( - 1974 )
Wharram Percy ( 1974 - )
Wharram le Street ( - 1974 )
Wheldrake ( - 1974 )
Willerby (near Scarborough) ( - 1974 )
Wold Newton ( - 1974 )
Registration district
Beverley (1996-2002) Registration District ( 1996 - 2002 )
Beverley Registration District (1837-1937) ( 1837 - 1937 )
Bridlington (post Humberside) Registration District ( 1996 - 2002 )
Buckrose Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Driffield Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
East Riding of Yorkshire Registration District (2002- ) ( 2002 - )
Goole (post Humberside) Registration District ( 1996 - 2002 )
Holderness Registration District ( 1937 - 1974 )
Howden Registration District (1837-1937) ( 1837 - 1937 )
Howdenshire Registration District (1937-1974) ( 1937 - 1974 )
Hull (post Humberside) Registration District ( 1996 - )
Hull Registration District ( 1837 - 1974 )
Patrington Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Pocklington (post Humberside) Registration District ( 1996 - 2002 )
Pocklington Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Sculcoates Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
Skirlaugh Registration District ( 1837 - 1937 )
York Registration District (1837-1946) ( 1837 - 1946 )
Rural district
Beverley Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Bridlington Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Derwent Rural ( 1936 - 1974 )
Driffield Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Escrick Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Holderness Rural ( 1935 - 1974 )
Howden Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Norton Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Patrington Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Pocklington Rural ( 1894 - 1974 )
Riccal Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Sculcoates Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Sherburn Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Skirlaugh Rural ( 1894 - 1935 )
Suburb
Drypool ( - 1974 )
Marfleet
Myton ( - 1974 )
Southcoates ( - 1974 )
Sutton on Hull ( 1996 - )
Township
Bracken ( - 1974 )
Brackenholme cum Woodhall ( - 1974 )
Brigham ( - 1974 )
Buckton ( - 1974 )
Butterwick (near Driffield) ( - 1974 )
Cliffe cum Lund ( - 1974 )
Deighton (near York) ( - 1974 )
Dringhoe Upton and Brough
Duggleby ( - 1974 )
Eastburn (near Driffield) ( - 1974 )
Eddlethorpe ( - 1974 )
Elmswell ( - 1974 )
Firby (Westow) ( - 1974 )
Foxholes with Boythorpe ( - 1974 )
Fulford ( - 1974 )
Gembling ( - 1974 )
Gransmoor ( - 1974 )
Great Kelk ( - 1974 )
Haisthorpe ( - 1974 )
Harpham ( - 1974 )
Hilderthorpe
Howsham ( - 1974 )
Kelfield ( - 1974 )
Kennythorpe ( - 1974 )
Kexby ( - 1974 )
Kirkburn and Battleburn ( - 1974 )
Kirkham ( - 1974 )
Knapton (near Malton) ( - 1974 )
Leavening ( - 1974 )
Leppington ( - 1974 )
Lissett ( - 1974 )
Menethorpe ( - 1974 )
North Duffield ( - 1974 )
Raisthorpe and Burdale ( - 1974 )
Scagglethorpe ( - 1974 )
Sewerby cum Marton
Stillingfleet ( - 1974 )
Thirkleby (near Malton) ( - 1935 )
Thixendale ( - 1974 )
Thornholme ( - 1974 )
Towthorpe (near Driffield) ( - 1974 )
Ulrome ( - 1974 )
Wilsthorpe ( - 1974 )
Unitary authority
Kingston upon Hull ( 1996 - )
Urban district
Bridlington ( - 1974 )
Cottingham ( - 1974 )
Driffield ( - 1974 )
Filey ( - 1974 )
Great Driffield Urban ( 1894 - 1935 )
Haltemprice ( - 1974 )
Hessle (near Hull) ( - 1974 )
Hornsea ( - 1974 )
Norton on Derwent ( - 1974 )
Pocklington ( - 1974 )
Sculcoates ( - 1974 )
Withernsea ( - 1974 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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The East Riding of Yorkshire, or simply East Yorkshire, is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a ceremonial county of England. For ceremonial purposes the county also includes the city of Kingston upon Hull, which is a separate unitary authority. It is named after the historic East Riding of Yorkshire (one of three ridings alongside the North Riding and West Riding), which also constituted a ceremonial and administrative county until 1974. From 1974 to 1996 the area of the modern East Riding of Yorkshire constituted the northern part of the non-metropolitan county of Humberside.

The landscape consists of a crescent of low chalk hills, the Yorkshire Wolds, surrounded by the low lying fertile plains of Holderness and the Vale of York. The Humber Estuary and North Sea mark its southern and eastern limits. Archaeological investigations have revealed artefacts and structures from all historical periods since the last ice age. There are few large settlements and no industrial centres. The area is administered from the ancient market and ecclesiastical town of Beverley. Christianity is the religion with the largest following in the area and there is a higher than average percentage of retired people living there.

The economy is mainly based on agriculture and this, along with tourism, has contributed to the rural and seaside character of the Riding. These aspects are also reflected in the places of interest to visitors and major landmarks, which include historic buildings, nature reserves and the Wolds Way long-distance footpath. The open and maritime aspects and lack of major urban developments have also led to the county being allocated relatively high targets for the generation of energy from renewable sources.

Major sporting and entertainment venues are concentrated in Kingston upon Hull, while the seaside and market towns support semi-professional and amateur sports clubs and provide seasonal entertainment for visitors. Bishop Burton is the site of an agricultural college, and Hull provides the region's only university. On the southern border, close to Hull, the Humber Bridge spans the Humber Estuary to enable the A15 to link Hessle with Barton-upon-Humber in North Lincolnshire.

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