Swanland shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||3,802 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NORTH FERRIBY|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Haltemprice and Howden|
Swanland is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England. The village is about 7 miles (11 km) to the west of Kingston upon Hull city centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the Humber Estuary in the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds on the B1231 road.
The village of Swanland is located approximately 7 miles (11 km) to the west of the centre of Kingston upon Hull on the eastern fringes of the Yorkshire Wolds. The village is distinct from other settlements in the area, separated by fields: to the east are the townships of West Ella, Willerby and Anlaby; to the southeast Hessle and to the southwest North Ferriby.
The civil parish of Swanland is surrounded by the parishes of North Ferriby, Welton, Skidby, Kirk Ella and West Ella, and Hessle to the south, west, north, northeast and east respectively, with the A63 road forming part of the southern boundary, Melton Bottom road the western boundary, and the A164 approximating to the eastern boundary. The parish is between around 50 and 90 metres (160 and 300 ft) above sea level, with a peak of 92 metres (302 ft) on the western outskirts of the village, close to the location of a water tower.
Swanland village forms a significant part of the civil parish, and is the only place of note within the parish. Near the centre of the village are a pond, as well as library (East Riding Council operated), school (Swanland Primary School) and public house. Swanland has a village hall, operating as a registered charity. The B1231 road passes through the village.
Swanland is not mentioned in the Domesday Survey, though a chapel existed in the medieval period, in the 12th century or earlier, and a Hall, is though to have been sited at Swanland from at least the 13th century, when it was the residence of Eustace de Vesci. In the later medieval period (16th) the Hall was the residence of the Haldenby family. By the late 18th century the Hall was no longer extant.
During the 18th and 19th centuries Swanland, together with other villages west of Hull became a popular place for wealthy residents of Hull to relocate to; in Swanland large houses included Swanland Hall (built after 1740), Braffords Hall (built after 1778), Swanland House (built 1796, rebuilt c. 1860), and Swanland Manor (built 1848, demolished 1935).
The Congregationalist church, 'Christ Church' was built in 1804, with porches added in the 1840s, and a Primitive Methodist chapel built in 1828. In 1831 Swanland had a population of 418. At the mid 19th century Swanland was essentially a linear settlement along the east-west Mill Lane/Main Street, with the larger halls and manor houses set back from the road in the surrounding land. Outside the village the landscape was rural, enclosed fields, with small scale chalk extraction from pits.
In 1920 an institute (later Swanland library) was built, funded by Sir James Reckitt. During the 1920s and 30s the village expanded again as a commuter village. Electricity was first supplied to the village in 1929 (with street lighting installed 1954). A large 200,000 imperial gallons (910 m3) circular concrete water tower was built in 1931 by Hull Corporation, replacing an earlier tower built in the 1890s.
Initial post war housing development consisted of prefabs. Further house building took place in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The population rose steadily from 1212 in 1951 to around 4000 in 1998.
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- Ordnance Survey Sheet 239 1852
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- Brooks, Derek; Dalby, Shirley; Holmes, John (2003). The School and the Twentieth Century. A New History of Swanland 2. ISBN 0954344014.
- Brooks, Derek; Dalby, Shirley; Holmes, John (2006). The Medieval to Stuart Periods and the Churches. A New History of Swanland 3. ISBN 0954344022.
- "Swanland Heritage Trail". Swanland History Group. 2009.
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- "Swanland Village Website". www.swanland.info.