Place:Withernwick, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesWidforneuuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Widforneuuincsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Witforneuuincsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
Withforneuuincsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 309
TypeTownship, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.835°N 0.186°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
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source: Family History Library Catalog

Name of parishWithernwick 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
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Withernwick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Hull city centre and 5 miles (8 km) south of Hornsea.

According to the 2011 UK census, Withernwick parish had a population of 453, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 474.

The parish church of St Alban is a Grade II listed building.

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

"WITHERNWICK, a parish in Skirlaugh [registration] district, [East Riding of Yorkshire]; 1¼ mile ESE of Whitedale [railway] station, and 5¼ SSW of Hornsea. Post town: Hornsea, under Hull. Acres: 2,600. Real property: £4,580. Population: 499. Houses: 113. The manor belongs to W. Bethell, Esq. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value: £300. Patron: the Archbishop. There are two Methodist chapels, a national school, and charities £12."

Withernwick 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 Withernwick 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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