Place:Swine, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesSuinesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Suuinesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.8°N 0.268°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
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
Skirlaugh 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
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source: Family History Library Catalog

Name of parish Swine Image:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place parish (ancient), civil parish
Ancient parishself
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred did not transfer
Second Rural DistrictHolderness Rural District (1935-1974)
County 1974-1996Humberside, England
Administration since 1996East Riding of Yorkshire
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Swine is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Hull city centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Skirlaugh to the west of the A165 road.

The name perhaps derives from the Old English swin meaning 'creek'.

The civil parish of Swine consists of the village of Swine and the hamlet of Benningholme, the remainder of a very large ecclesiastical parish that existed until 1866. All the other townships of Swine were made into individual or combined civil parishes. According to the 2011 UK census, Swine parish had a population of 139, a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 143.[3]

The Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin is designated a Grade I listed building.

Swine was served from 1864 to 1964 by Swine railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway.

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Swine was originally an ecclesiastical parish in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 Skirlaugh Rural District was abolished and Swine was transferred to 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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The original townships of Swine were as follows:

TownshipParish after 1866
ArnoldRiston (after 1935)
Benningholme and GrangeSwine
Bilton in Holdernessremained as Bilton in Holderness
Burton Constablere-formed as Burton Constable in 1935
Conistonremained as Coniston
Ellerby (near Hull)remained as Ellerby (near Hull)
GansteadBilton in Holderness
Marton in HoldernessBurton Constable
North Skirlaugh Rowton and ArnoldRiston
Skirlaughremained as Skirlaugh
West NewtonBurton Constable (after 1935)
WytonBilton in Holderness
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