Place:Garton with Grimston, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameGarton with Grimston
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoRoos, 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, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Name of parishGarton with GrimstonImage:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of placetownship, civil parish
Ancient parishRoos
First Rural DistrictSkirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferredEast Garton

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

"GARTON, a township in Skirlaugh [registration] district, and a parish partly also in Patrington [registration] district, [East Riding of Yorkshire]. The township bears the name of Garton with Grimston; and lies on the coast, 7½ miles NE of Hedon [railway] station, and 12 ENE of Hull. Acres: 1,797. Real property: £2,805. Population: 154. Houses: 29. The parish includes also part of the township of Owstwick, which has a post office under Hull. Acres, with the rest of Owstwick: 3,127. Real property, with the rest of [Owstwick], £4,677. Population of [Garton] alone: 195. Houses: 37. The property is divided among a few.
"Grimston Hall is the seat of the lineal descendants of Sylvester de Grimston, standard-bearer to William the Conqueror; is a large castellated mansion; occupies an elevated site near the shore; and commands extensive and magnificent views.
"The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value: £97. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, but good; and there is a Wesleyan chapel."

Garton with Grimston was originally a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Roos in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. The parish was abolished in 1935 and the area was absorbed into the newly formed 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.
(Source: Wikipedia)