Walkington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||2,337 (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|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Beverley and Holderness|
The civil parish is formed by the village of Walkington and the hamlet of Broadgate. According to the 2011 UK census, Walkington parish had a population of 2,337, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,481.
The village is the former home of a mental asylum, named Broadgate Hospital, built on the grounds of a Broadgate Farm, and opened in 1871. The hospital closed in 1989 to make way for private housing developments, which is known as "Broadgates" by locals. Broadgate Farm which is located between the village of Walkington and the Broadgates housing estate has now been developed into a complex of holiday cottages named Broadgate Farm Cottages.
The village has three public houses located along the main road, East End. From West to East, these are the Dog and Duck, the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms and the Barrel.
In the centre of Walkington is the village pond, which can be seen to be a major focal point for the residents of the village.
The village school is situated in Crake Wells, a minor street in the East End of the village. Before the year 1999 the school was divided between two sites which included the original school house at Northgate which dates back to the late 19th century. However, after a costly extension to the Crake Wells building, the infant and junior sections were finally joined together in time for the 1999–2000 school year. The new building was officially opened by then Education Secretary David Blunkett, in October 1999.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Walkington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Walkington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- "About Us". Walkington Primary School. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- English Heritage. "Church of All Hallows (1161425)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
- "Grisly discovery of headless bodies gives insight into justice Saxon style". Yorkshire Post. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
- English Heritage. "Beverley sanctuary limit stone, Walkington cross (1012591)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.
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