Roos

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Roos
Roos - geograph.org.uk - 71897.jpg
Roos village, Main Street (B1242)
Roos is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Roos
Roos
Roos shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 1,168 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA290303
• London 155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
  • Roos
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
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
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°45′13″N 0°02′37″W / 53.753578°N 0.043694°W / 53.753578; -0.043694Coordinates: 53°45′13″N 0°02′37″W / 53.753578°N 0.043694°W / 53.753578; -0.043694

Roos is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 12 miles (19 km) east from Kingston upon Hull city centre and 3.5 miles (6 km) north-west from Withernsea, and on the B1242 road.

Geography[edit]

All Saints' Church, Roos

The civil parish is formed by the villages of Roos, Hilston and Tunstall, together with the hamlet of Owstwick.[2] According to the 2011 UK census, Roos parish had a population of 1,168,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,113.[3] The parish covers an area of 2,333.222 hectares (5,765.52 acres).[4]

The Prime Meridian crosses the coast to the east of Roos.

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade I listed building.[5]

Governance[edit]

Roos is represented locally by Roos Parish Council[6] while at county level is in the South East Holderness ward of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[7] At a parliamentary level it is part of the Beverley and Holderness constituency which is represented by Graham Stuart of the Conservative Party. While at European level it is in the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency.

In popular culture[edit]

The meeting of Beren and Luthien in JRR Tolkien's The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings, was written after the author and his wife visited a wood near to Roos. The Hemlocks in the wood were said to have inspired his verse.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Roos CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey, 1:25000, 2007
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Roos CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints, Roos (1216255)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Parish Description". Roos Parish Council. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 
  8. ^ Hicks, Martin (10 September 2010). "JRR Tolkien and his overlooked connections with Leeds". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 

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