Etton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Coordinates: 53°52′44″N 0°30′36″W / 53.878935°N 0.509987°W / 53.878935; -0.509987

St Marys Church Etton 2 (Nigel Coates).jpg

St Mary's Church, Etton
Etton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Etton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 277 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE980435
Civil parish Etton
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 BEVERLEY
Postcode district HU17
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
List of places

Etton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of Beverley town centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the village of Leconfield. 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-east is Cherry Burton. To the west lie the hamlets of Kiplingcotes (3 miles (4.8 km) away due west) and Gardham (1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south-west), 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the north-west lies South Dalton.

The village itself lies to the west of the B1248 road in its own shallow dale. The village's buildings are almost entirely situated either side of Main Street. Along this street, lie both the village pub and the parish church of St Mary, which is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

The civil parish is formed by the village of Etton and part of the hamlet of Kiplingcotes. According to the 2011 UK census, Etton parish had a population of 277,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 285.[3]

It enjoys some obscure fame as the 1584 birthplace of Rev. John Lathrop, founder of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Several Lothropp family members have death or burial dates recorded as 6 January 1588, but as there is no record of a catastrophic event on that date, it is believed to be merely a recording date to catch up on vital statistics which had gone unreported for some length of time.

Thomas Carling, who emigrated from Etton to Canada in 1818, used 'a recipe from his native Yorkshire' to found the Carling Brewery in 1840.[4]

Main Street, flooded in June 2007

Etton has been known to suffer quite badly during floods, due to its position in a small valley. The most recent flood in the village, 25 June 2007, has been said to be the worst seen in 50 years.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Etton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Mary (1103443)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 August 2013 .
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Etton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Cooney, Michael (December 2002). Old Yorkshire 26. Beverley: Northern Line Design. pp. 26–28. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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