Ruston Parva

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Ruston Parva
Ruston Parva is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Ruston Parva
Ruston Parva
Ruston Parva shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA064617
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01377
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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54°02′28″N 0°22′33″W / 54.041150°N 0.375830°W / 54.041150; -0.375830Coordinates: 54°02′28″N 0°22′33″W / 54.041150°N 0.375830°W / 54.041150; -0.375830

Ruston Parva is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-west of Bridlington and lies just north of the A614. It forms part of the civil parish of Harpham.

St Nicholas Church, Ruston Parva

In the Domesday account the village is written as “Roreston”, and in 1066 and 1086 lordship of the manor was held by the Canons of Church of St John, Beverley.[1][2]

Evidence of Medieval occupation has been recorded in the village though observations of earthworks, indicating ridge and furrow field systems, enclosures and a hollow way.[3] In 1968 ditch remains of a moat were observed at the south of the village. The moat may have been part of Upper House manor house.[4]

Ruston Parva's Grade II* listed Anglican church is dedicated to St Nicholas.[5] It was built in Norman style in 1832 from ashlar and yellow brick, and has a tower supported inside by cast iron pillars. Its two deck pulpit and box pews also probably date from 1832.[6]

Leeds based band Kaiser Chiefs originally named themselves Runston Parva after the East Riding of Yorkshire village.[7]


  1. ^ Ruston Parva in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Documents Online: Ruston Parva, Yorkshire", Folio: 304r, Great Domesday Book; The National Archives. Retrieved 16 April 2012
  3. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 1361001". PastScape. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Monument No. 910832". PastScape. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Nicholas, Harpham (1083348)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; The Buildings of England. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding p. 332; Penguin (1972); reprinted 1975, Pevsner Architectural Guides. ISBN 0140710434
  7. ^ "Tough at the top". The Guardian. 23 September 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10. 

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