Hilston

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Hilston
Hilston is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Hilston
Hilston
Hilston shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA288336
• London 155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
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
UK
England
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°46′59″N 0°02′45″W / 53.783008°N 0.045740°W / 53.783008; -0.045740

Hilston is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the North Sea coast in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Kingston upon Hull city centre and 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Withernsea. It lies to the east of the B1242 road.

Governance[edit]

Hilston forms part of the civil parish of Roos and is represented locally by Roos Parish Council[1] while at county level is in the South East Holderness ward of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[2] At a parliamentary level it is part of the Beverley and Holderness constituency which is represented by Graham Stuart of the Conservative Party. While at European level it is in the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency.

Landmarks[edit]

Admiral Storr's Tower, near Hilston

An octagonal tower, known as Admiral Storr's Tower, that was built in 1750 as a look-out tower for John Storr and is designated a Grade II listed building and recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[3]

The Anglican church is dedicated to St Margaret[4] and was built 1956–57 to designs by Francis Johnson to replace the church destroyed by a Second World War bomb in August 1941.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish Description". Roos Parish Council. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Admiral Storr's Tower (Hilston Mount) (1083508)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hilston: St Margaret, Hilston". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Pevsner, N.; Neave, D. (1995). Yorkshire: York and the East Riding. Buildings of England. Yale University Press. p. 472. ISBN 9780300095937. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hilston at Wikimedia Commons