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Nunburnholme is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Nunburnholme shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 234 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE849480
• London 170 mi (270 km) S
Civil parish
  • Nunburnholme
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO42
Dialling code 01759
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°55′19″N 0°42′28″W / 53.921854°N 0.707718°W / 53.921854; -0.707718Coordinates: 53°55′19″N 0°42′28″W / 53.921854°N 0.707718°W / 53.921854; -0.707718

Nunburnholme is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (5 km) east of the market town of Pocklington.

Looking past the church towards the centre of the village

The civil parish is formed by the village of Nunburnholme and the hamlet of Kilnwick Percy. According to the 2011 UK census, Nunburnholme parish had a population of 234,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 253.[2]

The parish church of St James is a Grade I listed building.[3]

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long distance footpath passes through the village.

In 1823 Nunburnholme was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Harthill. Baines stated that there was previously a small Benedictine nunnery, indicated by a mound, that was founded by the ancestors of Roger de Morley. Population at the time was 203, with occupations including ten farmers and yeomen, a shoemaker & shopkeeper, a schoolmaster, and a wheelwright.[4]

Nunburnholme was served by Nunburnholme railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1951.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Nunburnholme CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Nunburnholme CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James (1309850)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 374
  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. 


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 

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