Place:Easington (near Patrington), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEasington (near Patrington)
Alt namesEasington (near Patrington)source: from redirect
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.651°N 0.114°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Patrington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
Holderness Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1935-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are two other Easingtons on the North Sea coast of England. The larger one is Easington in County Durham; the smaller is Easington (near Guisborough in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

There is yet another place named Easington (Bowland Forest) in the West Riding. Check your sources.

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Easington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the area known as Holderness. The village is a coastal settlement facing the North Sea at the southeastern corner of the county, and at the end of the B1445 road from Patrington. The coastal town of Withernsea is approximately 6 miles (10 km) to the northeast.

Since 1935 the civil parish has been formed by the parish of Easington and the parishes of Kilnsea and Out Newton. Spurn Head (the tip of the peninsula) and Bull Sand Fort are also administered as part of the parish.

According to the 2011 UK Census, Easington parish had a population of 691, a small decrease on the 2001 UK Census figure of 698.

The parish church of All Saints' is a Grade I listed building.

In 1823 the ecclesiastical parish incumbency was a perpetual curacy under the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The parish had a population of 488, with occupations that included a butcher, a corn miller, a weaver, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, two grocers, three shoemakers, four tailors, twelve farmers, two schoolmasters, a land surveyor, a yeoman, and the landlord of the Granby's Head public house. There were two carriers who operated between the village and Hull weekly.

Much of the parish has been lost to the sea in the past, including the villages of Turmarr, Hoton, Northorpe, Dimlington, Old Kilnsea and Ravenser - some of which had been lost by the end of the year 1400.

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Easington was originally an ecclesiastical parish in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Patrington Rural District. In 1935 the rural district was abolished and Easington was absorbed into the Holderness Rural District. The parish remained in Holderness Rural District until 1974. In that year all rural districts were abolished along with the administrative county of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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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This is an area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the east coast of England. An area of rich agricultural land, Holderness was marshland until it was drained in the Middle Ages. Topographically, Holderness has more in common with the Netherlands than other parts of Yorkshire. To the north and west are the Yorkshire Wolds. The Prime Meridian passes through Holderness just to the east of Patrington.

From 1974 to 1996 Holderness lay within the Borough of Holderness in the short-lived county of Humberside. Holderness was the name of an ancient administrative area called a wapentake until the 19th century, when its functions were replaced by other local government bodies, particularly after the 1888 Local Government Act and the 1894 Local Government Act. The city of Kingston upon Hull lies in the southwest corner of Holderness and the town of Bridlington borders the northeast, but both are usually considered to be outside Holderness. The main towns include Beverley, Withernsea, Hornsea and Hedon. The Holderness Coast stretches from Flamborough Head to Spurn Head.
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