Painsthorpe, looking west
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It is located about 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the village of Kirby Underdale, the area is remote – the nearest settlement of any size is the small town of Pocklington some 5 miles (8 km) to the south. It forms part of the civil parish of Kirby Underdale and was the site of Painsthorpe Abbey, an Anglican Benedictine monastery.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.
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