Eastrington

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Not to be confused with East Rigton or Eastington (disambiguation).
Eastrington
Eastrington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Eastrington
Eastrington
Eastrington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,147 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE796299
Civil parish
  • Eastrington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
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YorkshireCoordinates: 53°45′36″N 0°47′37″W / 53.759966°N 0.793620°W / 53.759966; -0.793620

Eastrington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) to the east of Howden.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Eastrington and the hamlets of Newland, Owsthorpe and Portington. According to the 2011 UK Census, Eastrington parish had a population of 1,147,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 880.[2] Eastrington lies within the Parliamentary constituency of Haltemprice and Howden an area that mainly consists of middle class suburbs, towns and villages. The area is affluent and has one of the highest proportions of owner-occupiers in the country.[3]

The village is served by Eastrington railway station (formerly "South Eastrington") on the Hull to Selby railway line, and was historically also served by North Eastrington railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway.[4]

Nearby Eastrington Ponds was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002 by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[5] The village is served by a local shop and the Black Swan public house.

In 1823 Eastrington was in the Wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire. At the time the King was the patron of Easington's Church of St Michael. A Methodist chapel and a free school existed. The village had a population of 375, with occupations including six carpenters, four farmers, two shopkeepers, a shoemaker, a blacksmith, a corn miller, a tailor, and the landlord of the Bay Horse public house. Also directory-listed was a school master and a yeoman.[6]

St Michael's Church[edit]

St Michael's Church

St Michael's Church, Eastrington is at the centre of the village. A church at Eastrington is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book, listed as part of the Howden manor, and in 1146 Eastrington was specifically mentioned as a chapel of Howden. Architecturally the church is a mixture of historical influences. The present chancel was probably in the original chapel. The walls are Norman with chamfered string courses both inside and out, as are the carved stone inside the building, steps on which the font stands and the gargoyles. Surviving records from accounts at Durham suggest that monks paid for some of the early medieval building work, while the north and south aisles were later additions and probably paid for by three local families - the Askes, Kayvills (or Cavilles) and Portingtons. In the Portington chapel, a "coffin shaped cross slab with lead filled design" can be found on the floor dated from the early 13th century, also a second cross slab carved in relief, dated from the late 13th century. There is a shield below the cross head, probably the Caville coat of arms.[citation needed]

Architectural evidence suggests that much of St Michael's Church building surviving today was built during the 14th century. The windows of the chapel are typical of the 14th century and a tombstone recorded as being in the church in 1584 was inscribed with the words "Orate pro animabus Nicholai de Portington, militis, qui istam capellam fieri fecit" (Pray for the soul of Nicholas Portington, knight, who caused this chapel to be built). It is thought[by whom?] to be that of Nicholas Portington who was still alive in 1327.[citation needed]

The church was designated a Grade I listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Eastrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Eastrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Haltemprice and Howden". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  5. ^ "Eastrington Ponds" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  6. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 200
  7. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1031835)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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