Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Easington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Easington shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 691 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA398192
• London 150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
  • Easington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°39′04″N 0°06′50″E / 53.651157°N 0.114000°E / 53.651157; 0.114000Coordinates: 53°39′04″N 0°06′50″E / 53.651157°N 0.114000°E / 53.651157; 0.114000

Easington is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in the area known as Holderness. A coastal settlement, it is situated between the Humber estuary and the North Sea at the south-eastern corner of the county, and at the end of the B1445 road from Patrington. The coastal town of Withernsea is approximately 6 miles (10 km) to the north-east.

All Saints' Church, Easington

The civil parish is formed by the village of Easington and the hamlets of Kilnsea, Out Newton and Spurn Head. Bull Sand Fort is administered as part of the parish.[2] According to the 2011 UK Census, Easington parish had a population of 691,[1] a small decrease on the 2001 UK Census figure of 698.[3]

The parish church of All Saints' is a Grade I listed building.[4]

In 1823 the ecclesiastical parish incumbency was a perpetual curacy under the patronage of the Archbishop of York. The parish had a population of 488, with occupations that included a butcher, a corn miller, a weaver, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, two grocers, three shoemakers, four tailors, twelve farmers, two schoolmasters, a land surveyor, a yeoman, and the landlord of the Granby's Head public house. There were two carriers who operated between the village and Hull weekly.[5]

Many years ago, the parish of Easington included Turmarr, Hoton, Northorpe, Dimlington, Old Kilnsea and Ravenser. These villages have been lost to the ever-encroaching sea, and some had disappeared as early as 1400.[6]

The thatched tithe barn is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II* listed building, having been designated in 1987.[7]

Easington is significant for being the birthplace of the Anglo-Canadian poet and literary scholar, Robin Skelton (1925–97).[8]

Gas terminal

Easington terminal

Easington is the site of a large natural gas terminal, Easington Gas Terminal, consisting of two terminals owned and operated by BP, Centrica Storage which processes and stores gas offshore, and Gassco, operating the Norway to UK "Langeled pipeline".


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Easington Parish (1170211168)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ John Morris Associates. "Southfield Farm Wind Turbine Landscape and Visual Assessment" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. p. 61. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Easington Parish (1543504214)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Saints (1346602)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  5. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. pp. 199, 200.
  6. ^ Welton, Michael A. (January 2007). "Easington". Skeals.co.uk. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Tithe Barn (1083473)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  8. ^ Crowther, Pete (14 June 2007). "Robin Skelton of Easington, Poet, Literary Scholar and Witch". The Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington Area Local Studies Group. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.

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