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Bempton Parish Church, Yorkshire.jpg
St Michael's Church
Bempton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population1,040 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA190722
• London180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
  • Bempton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO15
Dialling code01262
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
54°07′54″N 0°10′38″W / 54.1317°N 0.1772°W / 54.1317; -0.1772Coordinates: 54°07′54″N 0°10′38″W / 54.1317°N 0.1772°W / 54.1317; -0.1772

Bempton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the border with North Yorkshire. It is near the North Sea coast and Flamborough Head, and is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Bridlington. It lies on the B1229 road between Speeton and Flamborough. It is served by Bempton railway station which is on the Yorkshire Coast Line that runs between Hull and Scarborough.

The parish of Bempton also contains Buckton village, which is situated directly next to Bempton. According to the 2011 UK census, Bempton parish had a population of 1,040,[1] a slight decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,050.[2]


The parish church of St Michael is a Grade II* listed building and dates back to the 13th century.[3]

The village is well known for its cliffs. Bempton Cliffs is an RSPB nature reserve, best known for its breeding seabirds, including northern gannet, Atlantic puffin, razorbill, common guillemot, black-legged kittiwake and fulmar. Bempton also used to be home to RAF Bempton, an early warning station. Some of the old buildings are still visible from the cliff top.

Bempton has a post office and general store, a garage, a hairdresser, antique shop and snooker club. It is home to Bempton Primary School, which was completely rebuilt in 2004 at a cost of over £1 million.[4] It also has a public house, The White Horse, which has a distinctive blue tiled roof.

In 2014, after many years of fundraising and a lottery grant of £408,000, Bempton and Buckton Community Village Hall was opened on land between the two villages.[5]

There is also a children's playground between the villages of Bempton and Buckton.

Bronze Age pit dwellings have been discovered near Bempton.[6]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bempton Parish (1170211141)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Bempton Parish (1543504188)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1161842)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  4. ^ "East Riding News". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. December 2004: 13. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  5. ^ "After Decades In The Pipeline- Work starts On Bempton Village Hall". Yorkshire Coast Radio. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Settlement profile of Bemption" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 7 November 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

External links[edit]

Historic England. "St Michael's Church (166787)". Images of England.