Place:Hilston, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesHilstonsource: from redirect
Heldeuuestonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Heldouestunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.783°N 0.046°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Patrington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Roos, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which it was located since 1935
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the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia and describes present-day Hilston

Hilston is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the North Sea coast in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Kingston upon Hull city centre and 5 miles (8 km) northwest of Withernsea. It lies to the east of the B1242 road.

Since 1935 Hilston has formed part of the civil parish of Roos and is represented locally by Roos Parish Council.

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

"HILSTON, a parish in [registration] district, [East Riding of Yorkshire]; on the coast, 8 miles N E by E of Hedon [railway] station. Post town, Aldborough: under Hull. Acres: 548. Real property: £679. Population: 54. Houses: 8. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £70. Patron: Sir Tatton Sykes. The church has a fine Norman doorway, but was recently in bad condition. A brick octagonal tower stands on Hilston Mount; was built in 1762; and is 62 feet in circuit, and 50 feet high."

Hilston 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 Hilston was absorbed into the parish of Roos in the Holderness Rural District.


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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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