West Ella is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England and is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of the city of Kingston upon Hull. It is situated on the east side of the A164 road. On the other side of the A164 road is Swanland. Together with the adjacent village of Kirk Ella, it forms the civil parish of Kirk Ella and West Ella.
West Ella along with Cottingham, Willerby, Kirk Ella, Anlaby, Anlaby Common and the town of Hessle are known locally as the Haltemprice Settlements or Haltemprice Urban District, a former district within the now unitary district of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Prior to the establishment of Haltemprice Urban District, Kirk Ella parish was part of Sculcoates Rural District.
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.