Place:Mappleton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesMapletonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Mappleton and Rowlstonsource: name of parish 1894-1974
Rowlstonsource: hamlet in parish
Rolstonsource: alternate spelling
Rowlstonesource: alternate spelling
TypeHamlet, Township, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.869°N 0.135°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Holderness Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
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Mappleton is now a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the North Sea coastline in an area known as Holderness, lying approximately 3 miles (5 km) south of the seaside resort of Hornsea. Mappleton parish included the hamlet of Rowlstone. According to the 2011 UK census, Mappleton parish had a population of 342, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 249.


In 1823 Mappleton was an ancient and civil parish in the Wapentake of Holderness and the Liberty of St Peter's. The ecclesiastical parish and church living was under the patronage of the Archdeacon of the East Riding. A public school was established in 1820 by subscription and run under the ideas of educationalist Andrew Bell (1753-1832). Population at the time was 187, including the hamlet of Rolston (then Rowlston). Occupations included six farmers, a carpenter, a corn miller, and a schoolmaster who was also the parish clerk. Two carriers operated between the village and Hull twice weekly.

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In 1866 the townships of Mappleton parish split into three separate civil parishes: Great Hatfield, Mappleton and Rowlston, and Withernwick. Each of these civil parishes became constituent parts of Skirlaugh Rural District in 1894.

In 1935 Skirlaugh Rural District was abolished and its area was transferred to Holderness Rural District. At the same time the parish of Mappleton and Rowlston changed its name back to Mappleton. In 1974 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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