Great Hatfield

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Great Hatfield
Great Hatfield is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Great Hatfield
Great Hatfield
Great Hatfield shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA187428
• London 160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
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°52′07″N 0°11′44″W / 53.868542°N 0.195526°W / 53.868542; -0.195526Coordinates: 53°52′07″N 0°11′44″W / 53.868542°N 0.195526°W / 53.868542; -0.195526

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.

Great Hatfield

The village was a civil parish until 1935, when it was merged with Goxhill and Little Hatfield to form the parish of Hatfield.[1]

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.[2]

Great Hatfield was served from 1864 to 1964 by Sigglesthorne railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway.[3] Landmarks include St Helen's Well, the Wrygarth Inn pub, and nearby 'Hatfield Paddock' football pitch adjacent to Densholme farm.


  1. ^ "Great Hatfield Tn/CP Yorkshire through time – Administrative history of Parish-level unit: hierarchies, boundaries". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth & others. 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 213
  3. ^ 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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