Place:Walkington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameWalkington
Alt namesWalchetonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Walchintonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Walchintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.817°N 0.491°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 in which the parish was situated
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Walkington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of the town of Beverley on the B1230 road.

The village was formerly the site of an asylum or mental hospital named Broadgate (1871-1989).

The civil parish is formed by the village of Walkington and the hamlet of Broadgate. According to the 2011 UK census, Walkington parish had a population of 2337, a reduction on the 2001 census figure of 2481.

From 1894 to 1974 Walkington was a civil parish within Beverley Rural District. It was also an ecclesiastical parish divided between in the wapentakes of Harthill and Howdenshire.

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.


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