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New farmhouses, cottages, a pub, and a small church began to appear on the western side of Kilnsea from the late 1840s.  The practical villagers of Kilnsea dismantled their houses and cottages before they fell over the cliffs.  Building materials were precious, and were saved from the sea where possible.  Soon after the enclosure award had been signed in 1843 the new village of Kilnsea began to appear, mainly built on the Humber side of the parish, as far away from the sea as possible.


Out Newton

Out Newton is a small hamlet of some 600 acres in the parish of Easington located approximately one and a half miles north-west of the village of Easington.  It consists of a few scattered dwellings including four farms — Southfield Farm, Model Farm, High Grange Farm, and Cliff House Farm.  The present (2006) population is around 20 persons. Apart from an area occupied by a wind farm consisting of seven wind turbines the remaining land is given over to arable farming.  As elsewhere along the south Holderness coast, Out Newton is and has been historically subject to severe erosion by the sea.


On this page you will find a brief summary of neighbouring villages and a link to further information.


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

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


Spurn Point

Spurn is a very unique place in the British Islands.  Three and a half miles long and only fifty metres wide in places. Extending out in to the Humber Estuary from the Yorkshire coast it has always had a big affect to the navigation of all vessels over the years.  Help to some and a danger or hindrance to others.  This alone makes Spurn a unique place. Spurn is made up of a series of sand and shingle banks held together with mainly Marram grass and Sea buckthorn.  There are a series of sea defence works built by the Victorians and maintained by the Ministry of Defence, till they sold Spurn to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in the 1950’s.  The defences  are in a poor state, breaking down and crumbling.  This is making Spurn a very fragile place wide open to the ravages of the North Sea.



Easington is a medium-sized village which nestles in the south east corner of Holderness, East Yorkshire.  It is situated about ½ kilometre from the North Sea on its eastern side and two kilometres from the river Humber on the south.

According to the Domesday survey of 1086 ‘in Esinstone, Morcar had fifteen carucates of land to be taxed, and there may be there as many ploughs, Drogo has now there one plough and thirteen villanes and four bordars, three ploughs and 100 acres of meadow’.

Archaeology has revealed an even more ancient past, with the discovery of four graves and the near complete burial of a horse, thought to be of a late Iron Age date (c. 200 BC) in a settlement just adjacent to Dimlington.  A few years ago a Bronze Age barrow (i.e. a burial mound) close to the sea, dating from around 2000 BC, and thought to be the grave of a leader/warrior was found.  A large jet button, possibly a clasp of his cloak, was unearthed.  These finds prove conclusively that the district has been inhabited for a very long time.

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The population of the Parish of Patrington which includes the hamlets of Patrington Haven and Winestead was 1943 (1991 Census) an increase of 104 since 1981.  Patrington is a large village located approximately 24 Km. east of Hull at the junction of the A1033 Hull to Withernsea road and the B1445 which runs south east to Easington and Spurn Head.  A main feature of the village is the spire of St Patrick which is a Grade I listed building of national importance and a significant landmark in South.  There are many other buildings of architectural or historic interest in Patrington which are a valuable component of the village’s heritage.  The village is largely agriculturally based and the farmland surrounding Patrington is classified by MAFF as being of Grade 2 agricultural quality.