Patrington  East Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Patrington like this:

PATRINGTON, a small town, a parish, and a district, in E. R. Yorkshire. The town stands on the Hull and Holderness railway, 1½ mile N of the Humber and 14 E S E of Hull; is thought to occupy the site of a temporary Roman station; was an important place long before the time of the Norman conquest; is now a seat of petty sessions; and has a post-office‡ under Hull, a railway station with telegraph, a banking office, a church, threedissenting chapels, a subscription library, a workhouse, and charities £7. ...

The church is of the time of Edward II.; exhibits fine features of both decorated and later English; comprises nave, transepts, and chancel, with tower and spire 180 feet high, the spire repaired in 1810; and contains a monolithic granite font, three sedilia withcrocketted pinnacles, and an Easter sepulchre. There are maltings, breweries, flour-mills, and flax-mills. A Roman altar and Roman coins have been found in the neighbourhood. The parish comprises 3, 180 acres of land, and 1, 314 of water. Real property, £9, 124, of which £37 are in gas-works. Pop. in 1851, 1,827; in 1861, 1, 724. Houses, 363. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to W. Marshall, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £900.* Patron, Clare College, Cambridge. The district comprehends also the parishes of Paul, Burstwick, Keyingham, Ottringham, Winestead, Sunk-Island, Welwick, Skeffling, Kilnsea, Easington, Holmpton, Hollym, Owthorne, Halsham, Burton-Pidsea, Tunstall, Hilston, part of Roos, and the township of Owstwick. Acres, 88, 872. Poor-rates in 1863, £3, 771. Pop. in 1851, 9, 407; in 1861, 9, 681. Houses, 2,008. Marriages in 1863, 55; births, 316, of which 34 wereillegitimate; deaths, 234, of which 85 were at ages under 5 years, and 8 at ages above 85. Marriages in the tenyears 1851-60, 579; births, 3, 223; deaths, 1, 906. The places of worship, in 1851, were 19 of the Church of England, with 5, 137 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 230s.; 16 of Wesleyans, with 1, 998 s.; and 12 of Primitive Methodists, with 1, 217 s. The schools were 14 publicday schools, with 570 scholars; 29 private day schools, with 479 s.; 19 Sunday schools, with 922 s.; and 1 evening school for adults, with 7 s.

Patrington through time

Patrington is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Patrington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Patrington, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2024

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time, and maybe some references to other places called "Patrington".