Place:Ottringham, Yorkshire, England

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NameOttringham
Alt namesOtregesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Otrenghamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Otringehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
TypeVillage
Coordinates53.7°N 0.084°W
Located inYorkshire, England
Also located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England    
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Ottringham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately to the east of Hull city centre and south-west of Withernsea. It lies on the A1033 road from Hull to Withernsea.

According to the 2011 UK census, Ottringham parish had a population of 597, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 637.

The parish church of St Wilfrid is a Grade I listed building.

Ottringham was served from 1854 to 1964 by Ottringham railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway.

During the Second World War, in 1943, the BBC built a transmitting station there, named BBC Ottringham or OSE5. Its purpose was to counter the increase in German jamming signals, and to broadcast propaganda into Germany. Following the end of the war, and with lack of funds, the station was deconstructed in 1953 and its transmitters moved to Droitwich.

In 1958 a Ham class minesweeper HMS Ottringham was named after the village.

Ottringham boasts two local public houses and a service garage, some lovely rural scenery and is just off a main bus route.

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