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Ottringham, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ottringham, a village and a parish in The E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on Ottringham Drain, near the Hull and Withernsea railway, 3½ miles WNW of Patrington, and has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Patrington. The parish comprises 4305 acres; population, 515. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members and a chairman. Ottringham Drain rises a short way N of the village, and runs 5¼ miles south-south-westward to the Humber. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York; net value, £107, The church is in the Early and Decorated English style; comprises a clerestoried nave, open timber roofs, a chantry, a S porch, and a tower with octagonal spire 100 feet high, and was restored in 1860. The charities are: the church lands, left in the 16th century, the income from which is applied to the maintenance of the services, the upkeep and repair of the church, and the relief of the poor; and also two poor houses. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishOttringham St. Wilfrid 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ottringham from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU12
Post TownHull