Hook, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Church Lane Hook.jpg
Church Lane
Hook is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Hook shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,292 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE761255
Civil parish Hook
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 01405
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Brigg and Goole
List of places

Coordinates: 53°43′15″N 0°50′52″W / 53.720859°N 0.847782°W / 53.720859; -0.847782

Hook is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-east of Goole town centre and lies on the west bank of the River Ouse.

According to the 2011 UK census, Hook parish had a population of 1,292,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,141.[2]

Swing railway bridge at Hook.
Blacksmith's Arms public house, Hook

The parish was part of the Goole Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry district of Humberside until 1996.

The church dedicated to St Mary the Virgin was designated in 1967 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[3]

The village has a nearby local school: Hook Church Of England Primary school. There is also a small local post office and two local pubs. The village has numerous building sites for the purpose of housing development.

Nearby Goole has many facilities including Tesco, Morrisons and Asda supermarkets as well as several chain-shops, schools, a hospital and a railway station with services to Kingston upon Hull, Doncaster and Leeds.


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.