Bempton

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Coordinates: 54°07′54″N 0°10′38″W / 54.1317°N 0.1772°W / 54.1317; -0.1772

Bempton
Bempton Parish Church, Yorkshire.jpg
St Michael's Church
Bempton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Bempton
Bempton
 Bempton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,040 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA190722
Civil parish Bempton
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 BRIDLINGTON
Postcode district YO15
Dialling code 01262
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
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Bempton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the border with North Yorkshire. It is near the North Sea coast and Flamborough Head, and is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Bridlington. It lies on the B1229 road between Speeton and Flamborough. It is served by Bempton railway station which is on the Yorkshire Coast Line that runs between Hull and Scarborough.

The parish of Bempton also contains Buckton village, which is situated directly next to Bempton. According to the 2011 UK census, Bempton parish had a population of 1,040,[1] a slight decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,050.[2]

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The parish church of St Michael is a Grade II* listed building and dates back to the 13th century.[3]

The village is well known for its cliffs. Bempton Cliffs is an RSPB nature reserve, best known for its breeding seabirds, including Northern Gannet, Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Common Guillemot, Black-legged Kittiwake and Fulmar. Bempton also used to be home to RAF Bempton, an early warning station. Some of the old buildings are still visible from the cliff top.

Bempton has a post office and general store, a garage, a hairdresser, antique shop and snooker club. It is home to Bempton Primary School, which was completely rebuilt in 2004 at a cost of over £1 million.[4] It also has a public house, The White Horse, which has a distinctive blue tiled roof.

In 2014, after many years of fundraising and a lottery grant of £408,000, Bempton and Buckton Community Village Hall was opened on land between the two villages.[5]

There is also a children's playground between the villages of Bempton and Buckton.

Bronze Age pit dwellings have been discovered near Bempton.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Bempton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Bempton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Michael (1161842)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013 .
  4. ^ East Riding News (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. December 2004. p. 13. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Yorkshire Coast Radio - News - After Decades In The Pipeline- Work starts On Bempton Village Hall". yorkshirecoastradio.com. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  6. ^ http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archsearch/record.jsf
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3. 

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