Stillingfleet

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Stillingfleet
Stillingfleet is located in North Yorkshire
Stillingfleet
Stillingfleet
Stillingfleet shown within North Yorkshire
Population 405 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SE593410
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO19
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
Coordinates: 53°51′43″N 1°05′57″W / 53.861880°N 1.099210°W / 53.861880; -1.099210

Stillingfleet is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is about 6 miles (10 km) south of York and nearby settlements include Acaster Selby, Naburn and Appleton Roebuck.

Stillingfleet was once the site of UK Coal's Stillingfleet Mine, part of the Selby Coalfield, which closed in 2004.

The parish church of St Helen's is a grade I listed building.[2]

Toponymy[edit]

The origin of the name 'Stillingfleet' lies in Old English. The name means 'stretch of river belonging to the family or followers of a man called Styfel', and is composed of the elements Styfel (the name of the landowner), inga (followers of) and fleot (stream, inlet or creek). The village was recorded as Steflingefled in the Domesday Book.

1833 Tragedy[edit]

On Boxing Day 1833 11 members of a party of carol singers from Stillingfleet were drowned when their boat overturned in the nearby River Ouse.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Helen (1296904)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Knitting Genealogist". Retrieved 23 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

The Cross Keys pub in Stillingfleet