Kirk Ella

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Kirk Ella
Kirk Ella is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Kirk Ella
Kirk Ella
 Kirk Ella shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA018294
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  S
Civil parish Kirk Ella and West Ella
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 HU10
Dialling code 01482
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
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Coordinates: 53°45′06″N 0°27′24″W / 53.751759°N 0.456585°W / 53.751759; -0.456585

Kirk Ella is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of the city of Kingston upon Hull. Together with West Ella it forms the civil parish of Kirk Ella and West Ella.

Kirkella, Westella, Northella and Southella were originally separate villages and settlements connected by rural pathways and cartroads on the approaches to the Yorkshire Wolds. Over the past 60 years these villages have developed into an affluent suburb covering 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the west of the city of Hull. Links with Hull and its river industries brought prosperous merchants to live in their Manors and Halls, some of which still exist as residences.

The village is surrounded to the east by the neighbouring villages of Willerby and Anlaby, to the north by Willerby, and to the west by West Ella and Swanland. To the south lies a few miles of agricultural land, before the town of Hessle.

St Andrew's Church

The traditional centre of the village is the area around St Andrew's Church, which is a Grade I listed building.[1]

Kirk Ella was served by the Willerby and Kirk Ella railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.[2]

The village has a local shop, newsagent and other businesses.

The singer David Whitfield lived here in the 1960s in a house called Cara Mia.[3]

West Ella Hall is a Grade II listed building[4] and is owned by the local multi-millionaire Eddie Healey.[5]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Andrew (1103401)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "An address of distinction". The Journal. Mail News & Media Ltd. 3 August 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "West Ella Hall, West Ella Road (1103367)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mr Meadowhall". The Star. 5 November 2002. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7. 

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