Place:Elstronwick, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesAsteneuuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.767°N 0.135°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHumbleton, 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
Holderness Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
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Name of parishElstronwickImage:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place township, civil parish
Ancient parishHumbleton
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred did not transfer
County 1974-1996 Humberside
Administration since 1996 East Riding of Yorkshire, England
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Elstronwick is now a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (6 km) northeast of the town of Hedon and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of the village of Burton Pidsea.

The civil parish is formed by the parishes of Elstronwick, Lelley and Danthorpe. According to the 2011 UK census, Elstronwick parish had a population of 298, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 287.

The parish church of St Lawrence on Front Lane is designated a Grade II listed building.

In 1823 Baines's History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York gave Elstronwick's name as 'Elsternwick'. The village at the time was in the parish of Humbleton and in the Wapentake of Holderness. There was a chapel of ease, "apparently of great antiquity", and a free school. The village had a population of 154, with occupations including six farmers, two wheelwrights, a blacksmith, a shoemaker, and a publican. Also directory-listed were a school mistress, two gentlemen and a foreman. Once a week a carrier operated between the village and Hull.

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Elstronwick was originally a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Humbleton in the Holderness Wapentake. Elstronwick was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 Skirlaugh Rural District was abolished and Elstronwick was transferred to Holderness Rural District, merging with Lelley and Danthorpe under the name Elstronwick at the same time. 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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