Rawcliffe, East Riding of Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°41′59″N 0°57′54″W / 53.699718°N 0.965053°W / 53.699718; -0.965053
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The Green, Rawcliffe
Rawcliffe is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population2,379 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE684230
Civil parish
  • Rawcliffe
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01405
UK Parliament
List of places
53°41′59″N 0°57′54″W / 53.699718°N 0.965053°W / 53.699718; -0.965053

Rawcliffe (or Rawcliffe in Snaith) is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England on the border with North Yorkshire. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Goole and 17 miles (27 km) south of York. It lies on the banks of the River Aire just north of the M62 and on the A614 road. Rawcliffe, along with nearby Airmyn, was the location of one of the first reliable reports of the practice of warping in agriculture in the 1730s.


Chapel Lane, Rawcliffe

The civil parish is formed by the village of Rawcliffe and the hamlet of Rawcliffe Bridge which lies just to the south-east of the village. According to the 2011 UK census, Rawcliffe parish had a population of 2,379,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,087.[2]

The village is served by a railway station on the Pontefract Line railway, originally part of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway route to nearby Goole.

The 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.[3]

The parish church is dedicated to St James and was designated a Grade II listed building in 1986.[4]

A 20 acres (8 ha) Local Nature Reserve, Sugar Mill Ponds, has been created on the site of an old sugar factory at Rawcliffe Bridge.[5]



  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Rawcliffe Parish (1170211242)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Rawcliffe Parish (00FB113)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ "History of Rawcliffe, in East Riding of Yorkshire and West Riding | Map and description". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James (1347022)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Nature Reserves". Natural England. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.