Swine, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Swine is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Swine shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population139 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA136358
Civil parish
  • Swine
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHULL
Postcode districtHU11
Dialling code01964
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°48′24″N 0°16′35″W / 53.806544°N 0.276251°W / 53.806544; -0.276251Coordinates: 53°48′24″N 0°16′35″W / 53.806544°N 0.276251°W / 53.806544; -0.276251

Swine is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Hull city centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Skirlaugh to the west of the A165 road.

The place-name 'Swine' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Swine. It appears as Suine in a charter of circa 1150. The name perhaps derives from the Old English swin meaning 'creek'.[2]

The Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin

The civil parish of Swine consists of the village of Swine and the hamlet of Benningholme. According to the 2011 UK census, Swine parish had a population of 139,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 143.[3]

The Priory Church of St Mary the Virgin was designated a Grade I listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[4]

Swine was served from 1864 to 1964 by Swine railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway.[5]

Swine Castle Hill

Two miles south-west of the village are the earthwork remains of the medieval Swine Castle that is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[6]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Swine Parish (1170211272)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names. p. 457.
  3. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Swine CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1083427)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  5. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Swine Castle Hill (1008042)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.

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