Aughton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Aughton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Aughton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE705386
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  S
Civil parish Ellerton and Aughton
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 YORK
Postcode district YO42
Dialling code 01757
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
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Coordinates: 53°50′21″N 0°55′44″W / 53.839136°N 0.928960°W / 53.839136; -0.928960

Aughton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-west of the market town of Howden and 9 miles (14 km) south-west of the market town of Pocklington. It lies west of the B1228 road and east of the River Derwent.

Together with Ellerton it forms the civil parish of Ellerton and Aughton.

All Saints Church[edit]

All Saints Church, Aughton, 2004
Church tower, 6 quarterlings, 2008
newt carved in sunk relief, 2008

All Saints Church, Aughton is located at the far end of the village and overlooks vast expanses of the floodplains of the river Derwent. Tucked away in the village, it can only be accessed on foot through a small gate and field adjacent to Aughton Hall. An historic church, famous for its association with Robert Aske, leader of the insurgents in the Pilgrimage of Grace, October 1536. Aske was executed for treason on 12 July 1537.[1] The church displays a mixture of architectural designs as it has been altered throughout the years, but is noted especially for its Norman arch between the chancel and nave. On the chancel floor a well preserved ancient brass of a knight in 15th century plate armour and his lady can be found, although much of the lady is now missing. Standing in the churchyard and looking up at the tower, (which was rebuilt by Christopher Aske sometime after 1536), a shield with six quarterings can be seen engraved on the outside wall, now badly weathered but it offers the following inscription in old French text: "Christofer le second filz de Robert Ask chr oblier ne doy, Ao Di 1536." This is literally translated as: "Christopher, the second son of Robert Aske, chevalier, ought not to forget the year of our Lord 1536." Also on the tower is a benchmark of the time and carved, in sunk relief, a newt or salamander otherwise known in Old English as an Ask.

The church was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[2]

To the north of the church are the surviving earthworks, now restored, of a motte-and-bailey castle.


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3. 

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