Aldbrough, East Riding of Yorkshire

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The Elm Tree public house, High Street
Aldbrough is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Aldbrough shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,269 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA242386
• London 160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
  • Aldbrough
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
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
List of places
53°49′44″N 0°06′48″W / 53.828945°N 0.113198°W / 53.828945; -0.113198Coordinates: 53°49′44″N 0°06′48″W / 53.828945°N 0.113198°W / 53.828945; -0.113198

Aldbrough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, about 12 miles (19 km) north-east of Hull at the junction of the B1242 and B1238 roads. It lies near to the North Sea coast within the area of Holderness.

Civil parish[edit]

The civil parish is formed by the village of Aldbrough and the hamlets of East Newton, Etherdwick and Tansterne. According to the 2011 UK Census, Aldbrough parish had a population of 1,269,[1] a fall from the 2001 UK Census figure of 1,336.[2] The parish covers an area of 2,213.298 hectares (5,469.18 acres).[3]

A hamlet at Ringbrough (or Ringborough) dates to at least the 11th century.[4] By the 1850s it had been reduced to a single farm.[5] It was substantially expanded as a military installation during the Second World War, with the installation of gun emplacements, lookouts, and underground bunkers.[6] As of 2011 it is being destroyed by coastal erosion.[7][8]

In 1823 Aldbrough was a parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. Population, which included the townships of East and West Newton, numbered 998. Occupations included fourteen farmers, two blacksmiths, one of whom was a farrier, a joiner who was also an auctioneer, four wheelwrights, four grocers, five shoemakers, four tailors, two butchers, a hairdresser, a common brewer, and the landlords of The George and The Bricklayer's Arms public houses. Also within the village were the parish vicar and the curate, three yeomen, two schoolmasters, two surgeons, a bailiff, an excise officer, a gentleman and a gentlewoman. Five carriers operated between Aldbrough and Hull twice weekly. The settlement of Fosham was 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-east, its population included in Aldbrough. Fosham contained two farmers, and a once a week carrier to Hull.[9]


St Bartholemew's Church, Aldbrough

The Aldbrough Anglican parish church is dedicated to St Bartholomew. Dating from the second half of the 14th century, It is a Grade II* listed building.[10] On an interior wall (over a pillar of the south nave aisle) is a pre-conquest era sundial, bearing an inscription in mixed Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse: +VLF LET (?HET) AROERAN CYRICE FOR HANVM ⁊ FOR GVWARA SAVLA usually translated as "Ulf had this church built for his own sake and for Gunnvor's soul."[11]

Aldbrough has a public house and several small businesses within its boundaries, and is close to seaside towns Hornsea and Withernsea.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Aldbrough CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Aldborough CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Aldbrough in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  5. ^ Sheahan, J.J.; Whellan, T. (1856). "History of Holderness : Ringborough". History and topography of the city of York; the Ainsty wapentake; and the East riding of Yorkshire. 2. John Green (printers) (Beverley). p. 358. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Sanders, Ian. "Ringbrough". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Wood, Alexandra (6 August 2009). "The sea takes what the Nazis couldn't, as creeping coastal erosion eats away the east coast". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Sources:
  9. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, pp. 150, 207
  10. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Bartholomew (1083529)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  11. ^ R. I. Page. 1971. "How long did the Scandinavian language survive in England? The epigraphical evidence." In Peter Clemoes and Kathleen Hughes (eds.), England before the Conquest: Studies in primary sources presented to Dorothy Whitelock. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. pp. 165–181.
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3. 

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