Eastrington

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Coordinates: 53°45′36″N 0°47′37″W / 53.759966°N 0.793620°W / 53.759966; -0.793620

Eastrington
Eastrington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Eastrington
Eastrington
 Eastrington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,147 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE796299
Civil parish Eastrington
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 GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Eastrington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east of Howden.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Eastrington and the hamlets of Newland, Owsthorpe and Portington. According to the 2011 UK census, Eastrington parish had a population of 1,147,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 880.[2]

The village is served by Eastrington railway station (formerly "South Eastrington") on the Hull to Selby railway line, and was historically also served by North Eastrington railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway.[3]

Nearby Eastrington Ponds was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[4]

The village is served by a local shop and the Black Swan public house.

St. Michael's Church[edit]

St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church, Eastrington is tucked away in the heart of the village. The church is mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086, listed as part of the Howden manor and in 1146 Eastrington was specifically mentioned as a chapel of Howden. Architecturally the church displays a confusing mixture of historical influences. The present chancel was probably in the original chapel. The walls are Norman with chamfered string courses both inside and out, as are the carved stone inside the building, steps on which the font stands and the gargoyles. Surviving records from accounts at Durham suggest that monks paid for some of the early medieval building work, while the north and south aisles were later additions and probably paid for by three local families - the Askes, Kayvills (or Cavilles) and Portingtons. In the Portington chapel, a 'coffin shaped cross slab with lead filled design' can be found on the floor dated from the early 13th century, also a second cross slab carved in relief, dated from the late 13th century. There is a shield below the cross head, probably the Caville coat of arms.

Architectural evidence suggests that much of St Michael's Church building surviving today was built during the 14th century. The windows of the chapel are typical of the 14th century and a tombstone recorded as being in the church in 1584 was inscribed with the words "Orate pro animabus Nicholai de Portington, militis, qui istam capellam fieri fecit" (Pray for the soul of Nicholas Portington, knight, who caused this chapel to be built). It is thought to be that of Nicholas Portington who was still alive in 1327.

The church was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Eastrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Eastrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. OCLC 60251199. 
  4. ^ "Eastrington Ponds" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Michael (1031835)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013 .
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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