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Spaldington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population185 (2011 Census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE761335
• London160 mi (260 km) SSE
Civil parish
  • Spaldington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01430
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°47′35″N 0°50′42″W / 53.7931°N 0.8451°W / 53.7931; -0.8451Coordinates: 53°47′35″N 0°50′42″W / 53.7931°N 0.8451°W / 53.7931; -0.8451

Spaldington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, lying approximately 3 miles (5 km) north from the market town of Howden and 14 miles (23 km) south of York. It lies to the west of the A614 road.


The civil parish lies in the Vale of York east of the River Derwent approximately halfway between Howden and Holme on Spalding Moor. The land is predominately agricultural in use with the exception of Boothferry Golf Club. The land is at an altitude of around 5 metres (16 ft) above sea level. The village of Spaldington is the only significant place of habitation in the parish, excluding farms.[2]

Spaldington lies within the Parliamentary constituency of Haltemprice and Howden an area that mainly consists of middle class suburbs, towns and villages. The area is affluent, placed as the 10th most affluent in the country in a Barclays Private Clients survey,[3] and has one of the highest proportions of owner-occupiers in the country.[4]

According to the 2011 UK Census, Spaldington parish had a population of 185,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 171.[5]


Spaldington (Spellinton) was listed as being in the manor of Wressle (Weresa) in the Domesday Book of 1086.[6]

In around 1200 Eustace de Vesci and William Fitzpeter were joint lords of the manor; after de Vesci's death the manorship passed to Fitzpeter, then to his sister, to her eldest daughter who had married Peter dela Haye, then to the Vasavour's by the marriage of Isabella de la Haye to John Vavasour,[7] father of John Vavasour died 1506.

Spaldington Hall, an Elizabethan building was a seat of the Vavasour family.[8] In 1838 the Hall was demolished.[9] By 1850 'Hall farm' (or 'Old Hall farm') had been built on top of it.[10][11]

A church or chapel dating to as early as 1650 was still extant in 1850, but had been demolished by 1890.[10][12][13] A Wesleyan chapel, also used as school, was built in the village in 1820.[14] By the 1830s the population (of the township) was 361.[8]

Spaldington mill, a corn mill on the Spaldington to Willitoft road was extant in 1850, but had been demolished by 1890 leaving the mill house; in the 20th century the mill house was removed, and the site levelled and field boundaries removed by the 1970s.[15][16]

The airship station RNAS Howden was built in the southern part of the parish in the early 20th century, opening in 1916, and closing in 1930.

Spaldington water tower with telecommunication aerials (2005)

In 1953 F. Hall & Sons constructed a water tower for Howden Rural District Council at the A614 / Spaldington Lane junction.[17]

Wind farms[edit]

In 2009, two planning applications were submitted for wind farms.

Volkswind applied to build seven 2.3 MW turbines on Spaldington Common east of Spaldington; the application was refused in September 2010, the company appealed the decision, and the appeal was rejected in 2011.[18]

Falck Renewables and Coriolis Energy submitted an application for five 2.3 MW wind turbines, 126 metres (413 ft) tip height with 92 metres (302 ft) diameter blades, to be built west of the village on Spaldington Airfield; Spaldington parish council and a large number of residents objected to the scheme; the application was refused in September 2010, but allowed on appeal (under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990) in 2011 (appeal reference APP/E2001/A/10/2137617).[19] Falck Renewables expected construction to begin in 2013, with the wind farm operational by late 2014.[20]

In 2012 an application was submitted by RWE npower renewables for a third wind farm (River Valley Wind Farm) of six 2–3 MW wind turbines between Welham Bridge and Gribthorpe partly within the northern boundary of the parish. The application was refused in August 2013, and the developer submitted an appeal.[21][22]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Spaldington Parish (1170211266)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey. 1:25,000. 2006
  3. ^ "North tops 'real' rich league". BBC News. 14 May 2003. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Haltemprice and Howden". UK Polling Report. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
  5. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Spaldington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
  6. ^ Spaldington in the Domesday Book
  7. ^ Bigland, John (1815). Yorkshire; or, Original delineations . p. 570.
  8. ^ a b Lewis, Samuel (1831). Spaldington. A Topographical Dictionary of England. 4. p. 139.
  9. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1848). A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). 4 (7th ed.). pp. 156–159.
  10. ^ a b Ordnance Survey. 1855 (surveyed 1851-2) Sheet 223
  11. ^ Historic England. "Spaldington Hall (59445)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  12. ^ Ordnance Survey. 1890. Sheet 223.5
  13. ^ Historic England. "Chapel (site) (59455)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  14. ^ Wolffe, John, ed. (2000). Yorkshire Returns of the 1851 Census of Religious Worship: West Riding (North). 1. Borthwick Institute, University of York. p. 38.
  15. ^ Historic England. "Spaldington Mill (1581760)". PastScape. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  16. ^ Ordnance Survey 1854 (surveyed 1859-51) Sheet 222; 1890 Sheet 222.8; 1958 1:10560; 1972 1:2500; 1974–7 1:10000
  17. ^ "our History". 1950's. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  18. ^ "(09/04568/STPLFE) Erection of 7 no. wind turbines, control building/sub station, anemometer meteorological mast, transformer units, construction compound and associated access". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  19. ^ "(09/04550/STPLFE) Erection of No.5 2–3 megawatt wind turbines, anemometry mast, control building, construction of vehicular access and ancillary infrastructure". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  20. ^ "Spaldington Airfield". Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  21. ^ "Spaldington villagers braced for new wind farm fight". Hull Daily Mail. 14 February 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  22. ^ "(12/04561/STPLFE) Erection of No.6 wind turbines (up to 81.5m to hub, 128m to tip) with associated crane hard-standing, external transformers, sub-surface cabling and on site access tracks, with ditch culverts where required, erection of a sub-station building and compound ..." East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2014.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.

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