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Atwick village
Atwick is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Atwick shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 315 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA190509
• London 170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
  • Atwick
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°56′27″N 0°11′16″W / 53.940706°N 0.187689°W / 53.940706; -0.187689Coordinates: 53°56′27″N 0°11′16″W / 53.940706°N 0.187689°W / 53.940706; -0.187689

Atwick is a village and civil parish in Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is near the North Sea coast, and 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Hornsea on the B1242 road.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Atwick and the hamlet of Skirlington. According to the 2011 UK census, Atwick parish had a population of 315,[1] a slight reduction from the 2001 UK census figure of 318.[2] The parish covers an area of 907.022 hectares (2,241.30 acres).[3]

Second World War[edit]

Pillbox, Lozenge shaped, Atwick

The Second World War defences constructed in and around Atwick have been documented by William Foot. They included a heavy anti-aircraft battery and several pillboxes.[4]


According to legend, a spring near the church was once the home of a hobgoblin known as the Haliwell Boggle. The area is also said to be haunted by a headless horseman.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Skidby CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Atwick 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. ^ Foot 2006, pp. 175–180
  5. ^ Ash, Russell (1973). Folklore, Myths and Legends of Britain. Reader's Digest Association Limited. p. 336. ISBN 9780340165973. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3. 

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