Place:Paull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesPagelesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Paghelsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 308
Paghillsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.717°N 0.237°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
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
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 copied from an article in Wikipedia

Paull (archaic Paul, Pall, Pawle, Pawel, Paulle, Paghel, Paghill, Paghil, Pagula[1]) is a village and civil parish in Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, lying on the north bank of the Humber Estuary, east of the watercourse known as Hedon Haven.

The village is situated approximately east of Kingston upon Hull.

This is a condensation of more of the Wikipedia article

The western part of the civil parish of Paull centred on the village of Paull on the banks of the Humber Estuary and is bounded by the Hedon Haven watercourse to the west and north, and the Humber Estuary to the south. The parish extends approximately 6 miles (10 km) southeast along the bank on a strip approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) wide from Paull village at the north end. To the north and west of the parishe is the town of Hedon with its Salt End refinery and chemical works. The other bounding parishes from west to east are Thorngumbald, Keyingham, Ottringham and Sunk Island.

The land in the civil parish is in agricultural use, and is low lying, mostly below 16 feet (5 m) above sea level, and extensively drained by canals and ditches. There are minor rises north and east of Paull at Rose Hill, Boreas Hill, and Holme Hill were the altitude reaches approximately 33 feet (10 m); there is a similar rise at the Paull battery, adjacent south east of Paull. Along the Humber banks are extensive tidal mud flats. According to the 2011 UK census, Paull parish had a population of 723, a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 765.

The banks of the Humber require flood defences, with all of the parish within the flood plain of the Humber Estuary. There are historic structures at Paull battery (now a museum, Fort Paull) and Paull Holme Tower. Paull village is the only habitation of significance in the parish, excluding farms. Paull village is accessed via a road off the A1033. The village is situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of Kingston upon Hull.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Paull.


A nineteenth century description

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

"PAUL, Paull, or Paghill, a village, a township, and a parish in Patrington [registration] district, in the [East Riding] of Yorkshire. The village stands on the Humber, 2½ miles S W by S of Hedon [railway] station, and 5 E S E of Hull; has a post-office under Hull; carries on a shrimp fishery; had a fort, built by the royalists, at the siege of Hull in 1642; had also an extensive dock-yard, where several line-of-battle ships were built during the French [Napoleonic] war; has now a fort and batteries, erected in 1866, in lieu of those erased at Hull; and has also a lighthouse, constructed in 1836, and showing a fixed light 36 feet high, and visible at the distance of 6 miles.
"The township comprises 3,570 acres of land, and 5,344 of water. Real property: £9,843. Population: 552. Houses: 125. The parish contains also the township of Thorngumbald, and comprises 10,364 acres. Real property: £13,322. Population: 844. Houses: 191. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to A. Bannister, Esq. High Paul House is a chief residence. Paul-Holme, now a farm-house, retains a tower of a mansion of 1234. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Thorngumbald, in the diocese of York. Value: £200. Patron: the Earl of Effingham. The church is later English, cruciform, and good. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists."

Paull 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 Paull was absorbed into the Holderness Rural District. 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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