Place:East Newton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEast Newton
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.822°N 0.078°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoAldbrough (near Hull), East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish in which it was a township
Holderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Skirlaugh Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Aldbrough (near Hull), East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish to which it was transferred in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: East Newton, in the East Riding of Yorkshire should not be confused with East Newton and Laysthorp, in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Name of parish East NewtonImage:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place township, civil parish
Ancient parishAldbrough (near Hull)
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred Aldbrough (near Hull)
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East Newton is now a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Withernsea town centre. It lies to the east of the B1242 road on the North Sea coast. Since 1935 East Newton has formed part of the civil parish of Aldbrough (near Hull).

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A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of East Newton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"NEWTON (East), a township in Aldbrough parish, [East Riding of Yorkshire]; on the coast, 8½ miles N E of Hedon. Acres: 630. Real property: £909. Population: 31. Houses: 5. An hospital was founded here, in 1179, by William Earl of Albemarle."

East Newton was originally a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Aldbrough (near Hull) in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 it ceased to be an independent civil parish and rejoined the parish of Aldbrough.

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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.
(Source: Wikipedia)