Hollym, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Hollym is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Hollym shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 513 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA345252
• London 150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
  • Hollym
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district HU19
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°42′22″N 0°02′12″E / 53.706032°N 0.036674°E / 53.706032; 0.036674

Hollym is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south of Withernsea and is on the A1033 road.

A1033 road passing through Hollym
St Nicholas' Church, Hollym

According to the 2011 UK Census, Hollym parish had a population of 513,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 447.[2]

Hollym airfield lies just to the north of the village and is suitable for light aircraft.

The parish church of St Nicholas is a Grade II listed building.[3]

In 1823 Hollym was parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. St Nicholas' Church was built in 1814 by the then vicar. Population at the time was 260. Occupations included seventeen farmers, a corn miller, a schoolmaster, and the landlady of The Plough public house. A carrier operated between the village and Hull once a week.[4]

Hollym was served from 1854 to 1964 by Hollym Gate railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway.[5]

Edmund Henry Barker, the English classical scholar, was born in the village.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Hollym CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Hollym CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1083479)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 218
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Barker, Edmund Henry". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7. 

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