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Ottringham is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Ottringham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 597 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA268243
• London 155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
  • Ottringham
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°42′02″N 0°04′47″W / 53.700447°N 0.079639°W / 53.700447; -0.079639

Ottringham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the east of Hull city centre and 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Withernsea. It lies on the A1033 road from Hull to Withernsea.

According to the 2011 UK census, Ottringham parish had a population of 597,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 637.[2]

In 1823 parish inhabitants numbered 637. Occupations included twelve farmers, some of whom were land owners, four shoemakers, three grocers, two tailors, two wheelwrights, a blacksmith, a corn miller, a horse dealer, and the landlord of the White Horse public house. Two carriers operated between the village and Hull, South Frodingham, Holmpton, and Skeckling, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Letters were received and sent on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays by Wing's caravan [accommodation coach]. A Methodist chapel existed, built in 1815.[3]

St Wilfrid's Church, Ottringham

The parish church of St Wilfrid is a Grade I listed building.[4]

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

During the Second World War, in 1943, the BBC built a transmitting station at Ottringham, called BBC Ottringham or OSE5.[6] Its purpose was to counter the increase in German jamming signals, and to broadcast propaganda into Germany. Following the end of the war, and with lack of funds, the station was deconstructed in 1953 and its transmitters moved to Droitwich.

In 1958 a Ham class minesweeper HMS Ottringham was named after the village.[citation needed]

Ottringham contains two public houses and a service garage. It is close to a main bus route.


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Ottringham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Ottringham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ Baines, Edward; History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York (1823), pp.374, 375. ISBN 1230139141
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Wilfred (1160874)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  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. ^ Baxter, Dale (10 September 2008). "Hidden history in Holderness". BBC Humberside. BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ottringham at Wikimedia Commons