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Population  297 (2011 census)
Civil parish  Welwick
Dialling code  01964
OS grid reference  TA343210
Local time  Monday 4:07 AM
Unitary authority  East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county  East Riding of Yorkshire
Region  Yorkshire and the Humber
Weather  7°C, Wind W at 16 km/h, 74% Humidity

Welwick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south of the town of Withernsea and 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of the village of Patrington on the B1445 road from Patrington to Easington.


Map of Welwick, Hull, UK

The civil parish is formed by the village of Welwick and the hamlet of Weeton. According to the 2011 UK census, Welwick parish had a population of 297, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 307.

In 1823 Welwick inhabitants numbered 410, including the settlements of Thorpe Plewland and Weeton. Occupations included eleven farmers, three shoemakers, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, a corn miller, a butcher, a tailor, a grocer who was also a draper, and the landlady of the Wheat Sheaf public house. There existed a Quaker Meeting House and a Methodist chapel. Baines' History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York mentions an ancient and "grand" monument within St Mary's Church supposedly removed from Burstall Abbey, and perhaps a memorial to either John de Fortibus or William le Gros, Earl of Albemarle. Welwickthorpe, in the parish of Welwick lay between the village and Patrington.

The parish church of St Mary is a Grade I listed building.

A sand and gravel pit was established in the south-west of the parish in the 1930s, located parallel and south of Pant Drain, the site's development was driven by the 1930s building boom. The extracted material, which lay less than 1 foot below the ground was washed and grade separated on site by a rotary screen. By 1938 a rail tramway had been built to transport the excavated material to the main road - the line ran southwards from the midpoint of the B1445 between Welwick and Patrington, passing west of Haverfield House, to Oxlands Hill, and used a diesel shunting locomotive capable of hauling 120 tons; the material was transported in short wheelbase side tipping wagons.

Notable residents

  • Christopher Wright and John Wright - Gunpowder plotters
  • References

    Welwick Wikipedia

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