Holderness (borough)

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Holderness district, Humberside.svg
Holderness shown within Humberside
 • 1974133,593 acres (540.63 km2)[1]
 • 1973[2]42,610
 • 1992[3]51,800
 • Created1974
 • Abolished1996
 • Succeeded byEast Riding of Yorkshire
StatusNon-metropolitan district,
 • HQSkirlaugh
 • MottoThink Right : Do Right
The arms of Holderness Borough Council

Holderness was a local government district and borough in northern England, named for the Holderness peninsula.

It was formed on 1 April 1974 along with the non-metropolitan county of Humberside in which it was situated. It was formed from part of the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding, namely:

On 1 April 1996, Humberside and the borough were abolished, and it became part of the new unitary East Riding of Yorkshire.[4]


  1. ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 60. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
  2. ^ Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
  3. ^ OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
  4. ^ "The Humberside (Structural Change) Order 1995". Office of Public Sector Information. 1995. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2009.

Coordinates: 53°47′42″N 0°10′19″W / 53.795°N 0.172°W / 53.795; -0.172