Aldbrough, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°49′44″N 0°06′48″W / 53.828945°N 0.113198°W / 53.828945; -0.113198

Aldbrough is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Aldbrough shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,269 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA242386
Civil parish Aldbrough
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU11
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
List of places

Aldbrough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, about 12 miles (19 km) north-east of Hull at the junction of the B1242 and B1238 roads. It lies near to the North Sea coast within the area of Holderness.

Civil parish[edit]

The civil parish is formed by the village of Aldbrough and the hamlets of East Newton, Etherdwick and Tansterne. According to the 2011 UK census, Aldbrough parish had a population of 1,269,[1] a fall from the 2001 UK census figure of 1,336.[2] The parish covers an area of 2,213.298 hectares (5,469.18 acres).[3]

A hamlet at Ringbrough (or Ringborough) dates to at least the 11th century.[4] By the 1850s it had been reduced to a single farm.[5] It was substantially expanded as a military installation during the Second World War, with the installation of gun emplacements, lookouts, and underground bunkers.[6] As of 2011 it is being destroyed by coastal erosion.[7][8]


St Bartholemew's church, Aldbrough

Aldbrough Grade II* listed Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew.[9]

Aldbrough has a public house and several small businesses within its boundaries, and is close to seaside towns Hornsea and Withernsea.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Aldbrough CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Aldborough CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire County Council. 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Aldbrough in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  5. ^ Sheahan, J.J.; Whellan, T. (1856). "History of Holderness : Ringborough". History and topography of the city of York; the Ainsty wapentake; and the East riding of Yorkshire 2. John Green (printers) (Beverley). p. 358. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Sanders, Ian. "Ringbrough". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Wood, Alexandra (6 August 2009). "The sea takes what the Nazis couldn't, as creeping coastal erosion eats away the east coast". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Sources:
  9. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Bartholomew (1083529)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3. 

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