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Coordinates: 53°44′24″N 0°29′26″W / 53.739903°N 0.490498°W / 53.739903; -0.490498

Swanland is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Swanland shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 3,802 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE996281
Civil parish Swanland
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HU14
Dialling code 01482
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Haltemprice and Howden
List of places

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 on the B1231 road. To the east lies West Ella, to the west, separated by farmland, lies Melton and to the south lies North Ferriby. According to the 2011 UK census, Swanland parish had a population of 3,802,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 3,688.[2]

Swanland village
Swanland Water Tower

At the centre of the village is a pond on which swans have been kept. However, due to the small size of the pond and the death of one of the swans in a road traffic accident, the birds are no longer allowed to be kept there.

Swanland is twinned with the village of Lestrem in Northern France.[3]

There are two main churches in the village: St. Barnabas is a Church of England church and Christ Church, also known as 'The Church by the Pond', is a Methodist / United Reformed church.

St Barnabas was established in 1899 as a "mission room" for the parish of All Saints' North Ferriby, but expanded rapidly as a fellowship in the 1970s & 80s and, having outgrown the site now occupied by Church Mews, the church family sponsored a large new purpose-built church and community centre at the eastern end of the village which was completed in 1992. Swanland became a separate ecclesiastical parish in 1995 when the Team Vicar Rev Richard Hill became the Vicar of Swanland. The current Vicar is Rev Francis Scott.

Swanland Primary School is in the centre of the village and teaches around 400 children from ages 4 to 11.

Mere House, an old Victorian building which sits on the edge of the main pond, is, according to local folklore, haunted by a number of poltergeists who once inhabited the dwelling.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Swanland CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Swanland CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Riley, Brendan. "Swanland - Lestrem Twinning Group". swanland.info. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 
  • Gazetteer: A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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  • Derek Brooks, Shirley Dalby and John Holmes, local historians, have recently written two books titled "A New History Of Swanland" and a third is due for publication.

The first is subtitled: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries. The second is: The School and The Twentieth century. The third about to be published will be The Medieval to Stuart times and the Churches