Garton on the Wolds

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For the Holderness settlement, see Garton.

Coordinates: 54°01′17″N 0°30′01″W / 54.021328°N 0.500170°W / 54.021328; -0.500170

Garton on the Wolds
Garton on the Wolds is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Garton on the Wolds
Garton on the Wolds
 Garton on the Wolds shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 348 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE983594
Civil parish Garton on the Wolds
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 DRIFFIELD
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01377
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament East Yorkshire
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Garton on the Wolds is a village and civil parish on the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north-west of Driffield town centre and lies on the A166 road.

St Michael and All Angels Church, Garton on the Wolds, 2004.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Garton on the Wolds and the hamlet of Elmswell. According to the 2011 UK census, Garton parish had a population of 348,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 299.[2]

Garton's church, St. Michael's and All Angels, was in 1966 designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[3] It is on the Sykes Churches Trail devised by the East Yorkshire Churches Group.[4]

The church dates back to Norman times, circa 1132. In the 19th century, it was restored by John Loughborough Pearson, with funding from Sir Tatton Sykes, 4th Baronet, of nearby Sledmere House. Later his son, Sir Tatton Sykes, 5th Baronet, employed George Edmund Street to furnish the church.[4] It was eulogised by Nicholas Pevsner and is a popular visitor attraction due to its unique interior; the walls and ceilings are decorated in colourful murals depicting various biblical scenes, in sharp contrast to the stark interior of many other churches, and it has highly geometric floors in the altar and nave.[5] The mosaics in the sacristy are in the Cosmati style, and some resemble Sierpinski fractals.


Garton was served by Garton railway station on the Malton and Driffield Railway between 1853 and 1950.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Garton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Garton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "The Church of St Michael (1160977)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Sykes Churches Trail Southern Route". Beverley, East Yorkshire: East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group. 
  5. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Neave, David (2002) [1972]. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding: The Buildings of England (2nd Ed. ed.). Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-09593-7. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6. 

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