Place:Fitling, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesFidlingesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
Fitlingesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.784°N 0.084°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoHumbleton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was part
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
East Garton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish to which it was transferred in 1935
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source: Family History Library Catalog

Name of parishFitlingImage:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place township, civil parish
Ancient parishHumbleton
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred East Garton
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Fitling is now a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Withernsea town centre. It lies 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the B1242 road and forms part of the civil parish of East Garton.

In 1823 parish inhabitants numbered 119. Occupations included ten farmers and a shoemaker.

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Fitling was originally a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Humbleton in the Holderness Wapentake. Fitling 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 joined the parish of East Garton.

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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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