Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Watton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||259 (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||East Yorkshire|
Watton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated on the A164 road, about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Beverley and 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Driffield.
It is the location for Watton Priory which was a Gilbertine double monastery founded in 1150 by Eustace fitz John. The present building dates mainly from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, although it has earlier origins, and a house was added in the nineteenth century. It is a Grade I listed building. The priory was dissolved in 1539 by Henry VIII. The Nun of Watton, famous from Ailred of Rievaulx's De Sanctimoniali de Wattun, is noted for her pregnancy while in the priory.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Watton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Watton CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
- "Forbidden love in Watton". Where I Live - Humber. BBC. 9 January 2006. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
- English Heritage. "Watton Abbey (1161550)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- Details from listed building database (167881) Watton Abbey. Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- English Heritage. "Church of St Mary (1083772)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.
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