Cottingham  East Riding


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

COTTINGHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Sculcotes district, E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the Hull and Scarborough railway, 4½ miles NW by N of Hull; has a station on the railway, and a post office† under Hull; and was once a market-town. The parish includes also the hamlets of Dunswell and Newland. ...

Acres, 9, 495. Real property, £31, 275. Pop., 3, 131. Houses, 693. The property is much sub-divided. A moated baronial fortalice of the Lords Wake stood here, on Castle Hill; and was burnt down in 1541. A monastery of Augustinian canons also was founded here, in 1324, by the Wakes. Some country residences of the Hull merchants are here. Part of the land is disposed in market gardens. An intermitting spring flows at intervals of two or three years. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £124.* Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church is cruciform, early English, and perpendicular; has a lofty central tower; and contains several monumental brasses, -one of them perhaps the finest in the kingdom. The p. curacy of Newland is a separate benefice. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists. A school has £40 from endowment; and other charities £29. _The sub-district contains also Willerby township Acres, 10, 315. Pop., 3, 391. Houses, 745.

Cottingham through time

Cottingham 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 Cottingham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st September 2021

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