St Michael's Church
Bempton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||1,040 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||East Yorkshire|
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, a slight decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,050.
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. 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.
There is also a children's playground between the villages of Bempton and Buckton.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Bempton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Bempton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Michael (1161842)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
- 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.
- "Yorkshire Coast Radio - News - After Decades In The Pipeline- Work starts On Bempton Village Hall". yorkshirecoastradio.com. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.
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