Place:Swanland, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates53.733°N 0.483°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoSculcoates Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which Swanland was located 1894-1935
Beverley Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district which included part of the orignal civil parish of Swanland 1935-1974
Haltemprice, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district which absorbed part of Swanland in 1935
Hullshire Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which Swanland was located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Swanland is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England. The village is about 7 miles (11 km) to the west of Kingston upon Hull city centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Humber Estuary on the B1231 road. To the east lies West Ella, to the west, separated by farmland, lies Melton and to the south lies North Ferriby. According to the 2011 UK census, Swanland parish had a population of 3,802, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,688.

At the centre of the village is a pond on which swans have been kept. However, due to the small size of the pond and the death of one of the swans in a road traffic accident, the birds are no longer allowed to be kept there.

From 1894 until 1935, Swanland was a civil parish in Sculcoates Rural District. On Sculcoates' abolition part of it was absorbed into Skidby parish in Beverley Rural District and the remainder was transferred to Haltemprice Urban District. With the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, it became part of Humberside, and in 1996 the northern part of Humberside again became the East Riding of Yorkshire. Historically, Swanland was located in the ecclesiastical parish of North Ferriby in the Hullshire Wapentake.

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