Roos village, Main Street (B1242)
Roos shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
|Population||1,168 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||155 mi (249 km) S|
|Unitary authority||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Ceremonial county||East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Beverley and Holderness|
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.
The civil parish is formed by the villages of Roos, Hilston and Tunstall, together with the hamlet of Owstwick. According to the 2011 UK census, Roos parish had a population of 1,168, an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,113. The parish covers an area of 2,333.222 hectares (5,765.52 acres).
The Prime Meridian crosses the coast to the east of Roos.
In popular culture
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.
- "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Roos CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
- Ordnance Survey, 1:25000, 2007
- "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Roos CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 May 2008.
- "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire County Council. 2004. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
- Historic England. "Church of All Saints, Roos (1216255)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- 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.
- Media related to Roos at Wikimedia Commons
- Historic England. "All Saints' Church (166525)". Images of England.
- Roos in the Domesday Book
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