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Roos, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Roos, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 4½ miles NNE of Ottringham railway station, and 9 E of Hedon, and has a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Withernsea. Acreage of the township, 2528; population, 492; of the ecclesiastical parish, 530. The parish contains also part of the township of Owstwick. The manor was held in the time of Henry I. by Peter de Ros, ancestor of Lord de Ros and of the Scottish families of Rose and Ross, and now belongs to the Crust family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £429 with residence. The church is mainly Perpendicular, was restored in 1842, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and small charities.

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 parishRoos All Saints 
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 Roos 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

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