Place:Seaton and Wassand, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameSeaton and Wassand
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.904°N 0.231°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
Skirlaugh Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Seaton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandnew parish name since 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a parish named Seaton Ross in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is much further west, near the city of York.

Name of parishSeaton and Wassand Image:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place township, civil parish
Ancient parishSigglesthorne
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred Seaton

Seaton and Wassand was originally a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Sigglesthorne in the Holderness Wapentake. Seaton and Wassand was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 it merged with the parish of Catfoss and became the parish of Seaton.

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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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