Place:Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWidfornesseisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Witfornessource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeTown, Urban district
Coordinates53.718°N 0.033°E
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPatrington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district surrounding Withernsea (1894-1935)
Holderness Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district surrounding Withernsea (1835-1974)
Holderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which Withernsea was located
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Withernsea is a seaside resort town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, and forms the focal point for a wider community of small villages in Holderness. Its most famous landmark is the white inland lighthouse, rising around above Hull Road. The lighthouse – no longer active – now houses a museum to 1950s actress Kay Kendall, who was born in the town.

The Prime Meridian crosses the coast to the north-west of Withernsea.

According to the 2011 UK census, Withernsea parish had a population of 6,159, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 5,980.

From 1894 until 1974, Withersea was an urban district and surrounded first by Patrington Rural District, and then from 1935 by Holderness Rural District. Historically, the town was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Hollym in the Holderness Wapentake.

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 which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Withernsea.

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