Sigglesthorne

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Sigglesthorne
Sigglesthorne is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Sigglesthorne
Sigglesthorne
 Sigglesthorne shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 404 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA155457
Civil parish Sigglesthorne
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 HU11
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°53′42″N 0°14′35″W / 53.894921°N 0.243090°W / 53.894921; -0.243090

Sigglesthorne is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Hornsea on the A1035 road (formerly B1244) where it meets the B1243 road.

According to the 2011 UK census, Sigglesthorne parish had a population of 404,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 282.[2]

Church of St Lawrence, Sigglesthorne

The village has around 175 houses. There is also an ancient church dedicated to St. Lawrence that was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[3] There is also a Church of England primary school.

It is rumoured throughout the village that the settlement was given its name as a result of a Viking who lived there. This Viking leader was supposedly called Siggle/Siggul, and since hawthorne is the predominant type of hedge around the village, it was given the name "Siggul's thorne" → Sigglesthorne.

References[edit]

  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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