Leconfield

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Leconfield
Leconfield is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Leconfield
Leconfield
 Leconfield shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 2,127 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA015436
   – London 160 mi (260 km)  S
Civil parish Leconfield
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 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°52′44″N 0°27′25″W / 53.879027°N 0.456815°W / 53.879027; -0.456815

Leconfield is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Beverley town centre and lies on the A164 road.

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Leconfield and Arram and the hamlet of Scorborough. According to the 2011 UK census, Leconfield parish had a population of 2,127,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,990.[2]

History[edit]

Leconfield Castle was the home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland. There are extensive Tudor brick remains on the visible mound and the 'moat' also remains.[citation needed]

In 1823 Leconfield ( then spelt 'Leckonfield') was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Harthill. The parish church was under the patronage of George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont. A medieval Lord of the manor had been Peter de Brus, Lord of Skelton. Population in 1823 was 302. Occupations included ten farmers, one of whom was the landlord of The Roebuck public house, a bricklayer, a shopkeeper, a carpenter, a blacksmith, and butcher, and the landlady of The Bay Horse public house.[3]

Community[edit]

Church of Saint Catherine, Leconfield.

Leconfield is home to RAF Leconfield, now used as an airfield for Sea King helicopters of the 202 Squadron and the 'Army School of Mechanical Transport' (now Defence School of Transport).

The church dedicated to St Catherine was designated in 1968 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[4]

The village contains a post-office and a shop.

Leconfield United is the local men's football team that was established in 2009 and entered into Myton Division 4 of the Hull Sunday Football League. Leconfield United relocated to Hull for the 2010–11 season and was entered into Wyke Division 6 finishing top of the league and undefeated.[citation needed]

Leconfield FC for girls has recently been established and the girl footballers compete in a local football league.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Leconfield CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Leconfield CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 363
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St. Catherine (1103450)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7. 

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