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Warter is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Warter shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 144 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE867502
Civil parish
  • Warter
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town YORK
Postcode district YO42
Dialling code 01759
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°56′28″N 0°40′47″W / 53.941027°N 0.679672°W / 53.941027; -0.679672Coordinates: 53°56′28″N 0°40′47″W / 53.941027°N 0.679672°W / 53.941027; -0.679672

Warter is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Pocklington on the B1246 road and 18 miles (29 km) from the city of York.

According to the 2011 UK census, Warter parish had a population of 144,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 159.[2]

It is the location for Warter Priory which was an Augustinian Priory dedicated to St James and founded in 1132 by Geoffrey Fitz-Pain. The chronicler Stephen Eyton was a canon there. It was dissolved in 1536 by Henry VIII. The dimensions of the St James' Church, Warter, cloister, and other buildings and the shape of their roofs were recorded along with details of the vestments and church plate. The church was 40 by 12 yards with a quire of 28 by 9 yards: the cloister 96 yards in circuit and 4 yards in breadth.[3]

The parish church of St James was designated a Grade II listed building in January 1967 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[4]

A coppice near the village was the inspiration for the landscape painting Bigger Trees Near Warter by David Hockney.[5]


Warter has a primary school located on Addlekeld, the main street through Warter.[6] The school is called Warter Church of England Primary School and most of its pupils transfer after Year 6 to Woldgate College in Pocklington.[7]


Warter is served by buses operated by East Yorkshire Motor Services.[8]


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  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Warter Parish (1170211282)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Warter CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Historical Manuscripts Commission, 12th Report, Appendix, Part 4, Duke of Rutland". 1. 1888: 28–30.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James (1346299)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Bigger Trees Near Warter Or/Ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique". Tate.org.uk. October 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Home". Warter C. E. Primary School. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Admission arrangements, co-ordinated schemes and protocols for school admissions 2015–2016" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. p. 40. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Service 743/744". East Yorkshire Motor Services. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.

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