Place:Eastrington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameEastrington
Alt namesEstrinctonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Estrintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.75°N 0.796°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHowden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Eastrington may be confused with any of the three Easingtons: Easington in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Easington in North Yorkshire, and Easington in County Durham.

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Eastrington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east of Howden.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Eastrington and the hamlets of Newland, Owsthorpe, and Portington. According to the 2011 UK census, Eastrington parish had a population of 1,147, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 880.

The village is served by Eastrington railway station (formerly "South Eastrington") on the Hull to Selby railway line, and was historically also served by North Eastrington railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway.

Historically, Eastrington was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Howdenshire. From 1894 until 1974, Eastrington was located in Howden Rural District. Eastrington civil parish absorbed the neighbouring parishes of Thorpe and Portington and Cavil in 1935.

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston-upon-Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Eastrington. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Eastrington provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • Howdenshire History provides histories of towns and villages in the area provided by a local family historian. The stories of some families who emigrated to Ontario, Canada, are included.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Eastrington.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.


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