Place:Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameKirk Ella
Alt namesAluengisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Kirk-Ellasource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.752°N 0.457°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHullshire Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentke in which Kirk Ella was located
Sculcoates Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which Kirk Ella was a part 1894-1935
Haltemprice, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district acquiring some of Kirk Ella in 1935
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which the parish was situated
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Kirk Ella is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England and is located around 5 miles (8 km) west of the city of Kingston upon Hull. Together with West Ella it forms the civil parish of Kirk Ella and West Ella.

Kirkella, Westella, Northella and Southella were originally separate villages and settlements connected by rural pathways and cartroads on the approaches to the Yorkshire Wolds. Over the past 60 years these villages have developed into an affluent suburb covering 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the west of the city of Hull. Links with Hull and its river industries brought prosperous merchants to live in their Manors and Halls, some of which still exist as residences.

The village is surrounded to the east by the neighbouring villages of Willerby and Anlaby, to the north by more of Willerby, and to the west by West Ella and Swanland. To the south lies a few miles of agricultural land, before the town of Hessle and the Humber Bridge.

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Kirk Ella has swapped territory with neighbouring civil parishes many times since it became a civil parish in 1866 and it has also been a part of three different local authorities {Sculcoates Rural District, Haltemprice Urban District and Beverley Rural District) before the Humberside era came along in 1974.

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.


As described above, it has now become part of the Kirk Ella and West Ella Civil Parish, established at some date after 1974.


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