Place:Drewton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Coordinates53.783°N 0.609°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoNorth Cave with Everthorpe and Drewton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which Drewton was a part 1866-1935
South Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, England|civil parish of which Drewton was a part 1935-1974
Howden Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district to which Drewton originally belonged 1894-1935
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district to which Drewton latterly belonged 1935-1974
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Drewton is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the A1034 road, south-east from Market Weighton and west from Hull city centre, and forms part of the civil parish of South Cave.

Drewton was a hamlet within the civil parish of North Cave with Everthorpe and Drewton located within the East Riding of Yorkshire, England from 1866 until 1935. In that year the civil parish was broken up and Drewton joined the neighbouring parish of South Cave. This also necessitated the transfer from Howden Rural District to Beverley Rural District.

Humberside 1974-1996

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 to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

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