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St. Patrick's Church, Patrington
Patrington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Patrington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 2,059 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA314226
• London 150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
  • Patrington
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
53°41′01″N 0°00′41″W / 53.683563°N 0.011264°W / 53.683563; -0.011264Coordinates: 53°41′01″N 0°00′41″W / 53.683563°N 0.011264°W / 53.683563; -0.011264

Patrington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) south-east of Hedon and 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of Withernsea on the A1033 road. It is associated along with Winestead, as a seat of the ancient Hildyard/Hilliard/Hildegardis family.

The Prime Meridian passes just to the east of Patrington.

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Patrington and Winestead and the hamlet of Patrington Haven. According to the 2011 UK census, Patrington parish had a population of 2,059,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,949.[2]

RAF Patrington, built during the Second World War, was a radar station and used for ground-controlled interception. In 1955, following the building of a new RAF station at nearby Holmpton, the radar site closed, being surplus to requirements. The new radar site at Holmpton was later renamed RAF Patrington.

Patrington was served from 1854 to 1964 by Patrington railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway.[3]

The parish church of St Patrick is an outstanding example of the decorated period of Gothic architecture. It is known as the "Queen of Holderness"[4] and is a Grade I listed building.[5] It contains an Easter Sepulchre.

Village amenities[edit]

The village has a central square of shops, known as the market place, which consists of a wide range of services for residents and is often used as a "stop-off" for drivers passing through the village going towards Withernsea or Easington. Shops and services include a general store, petrol station, hardware store, 4 bakeries and cafes, 4 public houses, a country house bed and breakfast, a fish and chip shop, pharmacy, 3 hair/beauty salons (4th to be opened soon to replace the Barclays bank), a country wear store, 2 florists/homemade gifts stores and the doctors surgery which forms part of the South Holderness Medical Practice. Alongside businesses, there is a football pitch adjacent to the playing fields and a cricket pitch opposite the primary school which holds regular tournaments with teams all over the country.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Patrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Patrington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ The Diocese of York. "Deanery of South Holderness". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2 August 2007. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Patrick (1083450)". National Heritage List for England (NHLE). Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Patrington at Wikimedia Commons