Place:Tunstall (near Patrington), East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameTunstall (near Patrington)
Alt namesTunstall (Roos)source: another description
Tunstallsource: shortened form
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.768°N 0.021°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
Roos, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: There are 10 places named Tunstall in England spread through a number of counties, but there are two in Yorkshire. The other is in the North Riding, named Tunstall (near Catterick). Check your sources.

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Tunstall is a village in Holderness, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, close to the North Sea coast.

Since 1935 Tunstall village has been located in the civil parish of Roos. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of the town of Withernsea, and less than 0.6 miles (1 km) from the North Sea coast, at a height of 10 to 15 m (33 to 49 ft) above sea level, and close to the Greenwich Meridian.

The coast at Tunstall is eroding at an average rate of 1.1 to 2 metres (3ft 7in to 6ft 7in) a year.

Tunstall was recorded in the Domesday Book as "Tunestal", within the manor of Withernsea. The church of All Saints was originally of Norman construction, with many later alterations in the 13th and 14th centuries, primarily of beach cobble with stone dressings; a tower was added in the 15th century.

A number of buildings in the village date to the early 18th century, including the cobble-built Town Farmhouse, Manor Farmhouse and nearby barn. The brick-built Hall Farmhouse was constructed in the later 18th century. An enclosure act for the land around the village was passed in 1777.

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

"TUNSTALL, a parish in Patrington [registration] district, [East Riding of Yorkshire]; on the coast, 6 miles N of Patrington [railway] station. Post town: Roos, under Hull. Acres: 1,607; of which 297 are water. Real property: £1,883. Population: 166. Houses: 30. The manor belongs to Col. Grimston. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £75. Patron: the Succentor of York. The church is later English."

Tunstall 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 Tunstall was absorbed into the parish of Roos in the Holderness Rural District.

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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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