|Great Hatfield shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire|
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|• London||160 mi (260 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Great Hatfield is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south-west of Hornsea town centre, and less than 1 mile (1.6 km) east of Little Hatfield.
In 1823 Great hatfield was in the civil parish of Mappleton and Sigglesthorne, and in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. An "ancient stone cross of exquisite workmanship" was recorded at the village centre. There was a burial place but no place of worship. A previous chapel had burnt down a hundred years previously, although a stone, with the inscription "Here lieth the body of Expopher Constable, A.D. 642", marked its location. Population at the time was 127, with occupations including ten farmers, a grocer, a tailor, and a shoemaker. A carrier operated between the village and Hull once a week.
Great Hatfield was served from 1864 to 1964 by Sigglesthorne railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway. Landmarks include St Helen's Well, the Wrygarth Inn pub, and nearby 'Hatfield Paddock' football pitch adjacent to Densholme farm.
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- Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 213
- 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.
- Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.
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