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West Riding
Pollington Lock.jpg
Canal lock by Pollington
Grid reference: SE613197
Location: 53°40’14"N, 1°4’23"W
Population: 966  (2011)
Post town: Goole
Postcode: DN14
Dialling code: 01405
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Brigg and Goole

Pollington is a village in the West Riding of Yorkshire, a mile and a half east of Great Heck and two miles south-west of Snaith and the River Aire. Pontefract is ten miles to the west. The M62 motorway courses by a mile to the north and the Aire and Calder Navigation is at the southern edge of the village.

The 2011 census recorded Pollington parish with a population of 966.

The parish church, St John the Baptist is a Grade II listed building.[1]

Pollington has one pub, The King's Head.[2] A second pub, The George and Dragon closed permanently.[3]


In 1940 the Royal Air Force built an airfield called RAF Snaith north-west of Pollington. From it flew primarily these bombing units: 150 Squadron with Wellingtons from 1941 to 1942 and 51 Squadron with Halifaxes from 1942 to 1945. After 1946 it fell into disuse.

The first stage of the Tour de Yorkshire 2019 passed through Pollington on the first day of the event.[4]

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  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 
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