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Walkington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Walkington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 2,337 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE996371
Civil parish
  • Walkington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEVERLEY
Postcode district HU17
Dialling code 01482
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°49′14″N 0°29′17″W / 53.820636°N 0.487977°W / 53.820636; -0.487977

Walkington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south-west of the town of Beverley on the B1230 road.

The civil parish is formed by the village of Walkington and the hamlet of Broadgate. According to the 2011 UK census, Walkington parish had a population of 2,337,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,481.[2]

Selection of Corieltauvi Celtic coins from the Walkington Hoard

The village is the former home of a mental asylum, named Broadgate Hospital, built on the grounds of a Broadgate Farm, and opened in 1871. The hospital closed in 1989 to make way for private housing developments, which is known as "Broadgates" by locals but is formally called "Broadgate". Broadgate Farm which is located between the village of Walkington and the Broadgate housing estate has now been developed into a complex of holiday cottages named Broadgate Farm Cottages.

The village has three public houses located along the main road, East End. From West to East, these are the Dog and Duck, the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms and the Barrel.

The village pond

In the centre of Walkington is the village pond, which can be seen to be a major focal point for the residents of the village.

The village school is situated in Crake Wells, a minor street in the East End of the village. Before the year 1999 the school was divided between two sites which included the original school house at Northgate which dates back to the late 19th century. Before this, the street was called "School Lane". However, after a costly extension to the Crake Wells building, the infant and junior sections were finally joined together in time for the 1999–2000 school year. The new building was officially opened by then Education Secretary David Blunkett, in October 1999.[3]

The parish church of All Hallows is a Grade II* listed building.[4] There is a Methodist church as well, it is situated next to West End.

A few miles west of Walkington is the Bronze Age barrow complex of Walkington Wold. The remains there include the decapitated remains of Anglo-Saxon criminals.[5]

To the east of the village is one of the medieval stone boundary markers for the sanctuary of Saint John of Beverley that is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[6]

The Walkington Hoard, and other coins of the Corieltauvi tribe were discovered in large numbers between 2001 and 2008. They are now at the Yorkshire Museum.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Walkington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Walkington CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "About Us". Walkington Primary School. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Hallows (1161425)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Grisly discovery of headless bodies gives insight into justice Saxon style". Yorkshire Post. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Historic England. "Beverley sanctuary limit stone, Walkington cross (1012591)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Griffiths, Rebecca. "COIN HOARD: YORYM-E42AA8". Portable Antiquities Scheme. The British Museum. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Woods, Andrew. "Yorkshire Hoards - Prehistoric Wealth". Google Cultural Institute. Google / York Museums Trust. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11. 

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