Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°39′04″N 0°06′50″E / 53.651157°N 0.114000°E / 53.651157; 0.114000

Easington
Easington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Easington
Easington
 Easington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 691 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA398192
Civil parish Easington
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 HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
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All Saints' Church, Easington

Easington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the area known as Holderness. It is situated between the Humber estuary and the North Sea at the south-eastern corner of the county at the end of the B1445 road from Patrington.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Easington and the hamlets of Kilnsea, Out Newton and Spurn Head. According to the 2011 UK census, Easington parish had a population of 691,[1] a small decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 698.[2]

The parish church of All Saints' is a Grade I listed building.[3]

It is the site of a large natural gas terminal, Easington Gas Terminal, consisting of two terminals owned and operated by BP, Centrica Storage which processes and stores gas offshore, and Gassco, operating the Norward to UK "Langeled pipeline". It is also famous for being the birthplace of the Anglo-Canadian poet and literary scholar, Robin Skelton (1925–97).[4]

Much of the parish has been lost to the sea in the past, including the villages of Turmarr, Hoton, Northorpe, Dimlington, Old Kilnsea and Ravenser - some of which were lost by the end of the year 1400.[5]

The thatched tithe barn was designated in 1987 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[6]

Easington terminal


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Easington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Easington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1346602)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Crowther, Pete (14 June 2007). "Robin Skelton of Easington, Poet, Literary Scholar and Witch". The Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington Area Local Studies Group. Retrieved 2 June 2008. 
  5. ^ Welton, Michael A. (January 2007). "Easington". Skeals.co.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  6. ^ English Heritage. "Tithe Barn (1083473)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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