Pollington

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Pollington
Pollington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Pollington
Pollington
Pollington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 966 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE613197
Civil parish
  • Pollington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GOOLE
Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01405
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°40′14″N 1°04′23″W / 53.670590°N 1.073101°W / 53.670590; -1.073101Coordinates: 53°40′14″N 1°04′23″W / 53.670590°N 1.073101°W / 53.670590; -1.073101

Pollington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south-west of the town of Snaith and 1 mile (1.6 km) south of the M62 motorway. It lies on the north bank of the Aire and Calder Navigation.

According to the 2011 UK census, Pollington parish had a population of 966,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 939.[2]

History[edit]

In 1940 the Royal Air Force built an airfield called RAF Snaith north-west of Pollington. From it flew primarily these bombing units: 150 Squadron with Wellingtons from 1941 to 1942 and 51 Squadron with Halifaxes from 1942 to 1945. After 1946 it fell into disuse.[3]

Lock on the Air and Calder Navigation at Pollington

Pollington parish was part of the Goole Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974, then in Boothferry district of Humberside until 1996.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Pollington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Pollington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  3. ^ " "Bomber Command". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.