Little Weighton

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Little Weighton
Village Hall Little Weighton.jpg
Village Hall, Little Weighton
Little Weighton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Little Weighton
Little Weighton
 Little Weighton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE985337
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  S
Civil parish Rowley
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 COTTINGHAM
Postcode district HU20
Dialling code 01482
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°47′28″N 0°30′19″W / 53.791010°N 0.505287°W / 53.791010; -0.505287

Little Weighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Beverley town centre and 2 miles (3 km) east from Skidby.

Old Village Road, Little Weighton.

Little Weighton forms part of the civil parish of Rowley.

The village contains a small shop (which acts as a post office), a school, a church, village hall, playing fields, a garage and the Black Horse public house. The No. 180 bus connects Little Weighton to the local area.

In 1823 Little Weighton was in the civil parish of Rowley and the Wapentake of Harthill. Occupations at the time included six farmers and yeomen, a shoemaker, a blacksmith, a tailor, a shopkeeper, and the landlord of The Black Horse public house. A carrier operated between the village and Beverley and Hull once a week.[1]

Little Weighton was served by Little Weighton railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.[2]

Notable residents include one time David Bowie bassist Trevor Bolder, and ex-Hull City players Stan McEwan and Sam Ricketts.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 363
  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. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8. 

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