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East Riding
Millington from the Wolds Way 1.jpg
Millington, from the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Grid reference: SE830517
Location: 53°57’19"N, 0°44’7"W
Population: 242  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO42
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Millington is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, about two miles north-east of Pocklington.

The 2011 census recorded a parish population of 242.

Nearby is Millington Woods and Millington Pastures. Millington Woods is one of the few remaining wooded dales in the Yorkshire Wolds. The woods includes Millington Springs, which formerly supported beds of watercress. Millington Pastures holds a stock of highland cattle, and is used for bike riding and walking.[1]

The parish church, St Margaret, is a Grade I listed building.[2]

About the village

Millington has a public house called The Gait Inn and also a licensed restaurant and tea room called The Ramblers Rest.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long distance footpath passes through the parish, to the east of the village.


In 1823 Millington was noted as a village and parish in the Wapentake of Harthill and the Liberty of St Peter's. The parish living was under the patronage of the Dean of York. Population at the time was 282. Occupations included three farmers, a blacksmith, a wheelwright, a corn miller, a shopkeeper, and the landlord of The Gate public house. Resident were a school master, the parish vicar, and a gentleman.[3]

Outside links

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  1. "Millington | Hockney Trail in Yorkshire". Retrieved 9 July 2019. 
  2. National Heritage List 1161938: Church of St Margaret (Grade I listing)
  3. Baines, Edward: 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York' (1823); page 370
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.