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Roos village, Main Street (B1242)
Roos is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 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 East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
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 Beverley and Holderness
List of places

Coordinates: 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.


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]

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.[6]


  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 County 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. ^ 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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