Pollington

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Pollington
Pollington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Pollington
Pollington
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population966 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE613197
Civil parish
  • Pollington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01405
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire 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]

Amenities[edit]

Pollington has one pub, The King's Head. The second pub, The George and Dragon closed permanently.[3]

The village has one primary school, Pollington-Balne Church of England Primary School.[4]

There is a guest house, Parkside Guest House, next to the recreation area and Village Hall.

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.[5]

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.

The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist and is a designated Grade II listed building.[6]

Events[edit]

The first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 passed through Pollington on the first day of the event.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Pollington Parish (1170211240)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Pollington Parish (1543504283)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  3. ^ "George & Dragon, Pollington". www.closedpubs.co.uk. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Home | Pollington-Balne Church of England Primary School". www.pollingtonbalneprimary.com. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  5. ^ " "Bomber Command". Royal Air Force. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John the Baptist (1103311)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  7. ^ "first stage". Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.