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Patrington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Patrington, a small town and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the Hull and Withernsea branch of the N.E.R., 1¼ mile N of the Humber, and 14 miles ESE of Hull. It is thought by some to occupy the site of a temporary Roman station; was an important place long before the time of the Norman Conquest; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post, money order, and telegraph omce under Hull, a railway station, a church, Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, assembly rooms, a temperance hall, almshouses, police station, and a workhouse. The church is a fine cruciform building of the time of Edward II.; exhibits features of both Decorated and Later English; comprises nave, with four bays, transepts, with eastern and western aisles, a Lady chapel, and chancel, with central tower and spire 180 feet high; and contains an octagonal font of Tadcaster stone, three sedilia with crocketed pinnacles, a piscina, and an Easter sepulchre. There are maltings, breweries, and flour mills. Roman coins have been found in the neighbourhood. A market was held on Monday, but, has been discontinued since the construction of the railway to Hull. The parish comprises 3738 acres of land; population, 1127. There is a parish council consisting of thirteen members. The manor belongs to the Marshall family. The living ia a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £429 with residence. Patron, Clare College, Cambridge.

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 parishPatrington St. Patrick 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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