Place:Hollym, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesHollymsource: from redirect
Holamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Holunsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeChapelry, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.706°N 0.037°E
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoWithernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish in which it was a chapelry
Holderness 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
Owthorne, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish which it absorbed in 1935
Holderness Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia which describes the parish since the changes of 1974 and 1996

Hollym is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south of Withernsea and is on the A1033 road.

According to the 2011 UK Census, Hollym parish had a population of 513, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 447.

The parish church of St Nicholas is a Grade II listed building.

In 1823 Hollym was a parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. St Nicholas' Church was built in 1814 by the then vicar. Population at the time was 260. Occupations included seventeen farmers, a corn miller, a schoolmaster, and the landlady of the public house. A carrier operated between the village and Hull once a week.

Hollym was served from 1854 to 1964 by Hollym Gate railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway.

Edmund Henry Barker (1788-1839), the English classical scholar, was born in the village.

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Hollym was originally a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Withernsea 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 Hollym was absorbed into the Holderness Rural District. At the same time the neighbouring parish of Owthorne was absorbed in Hollym, retaining the name Owthorne. 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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