North Newbald

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North Newbald
East Riding
Village Green, North Newbald.jpg
North Newbald village green
Grid reference: SE912366
Location: 53°49’7"N, 0°36’56"W
Post town: York
Postcode: YO43
Dialling code: 01430
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Beverley and Holderness

North Newbald is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, thirteen miles north-west of Kingston upon Hull city centre, three miles north of South Cave and three and a half miles south of Market Weighton. It stands to the east of the A1034 road.

The village has a population of about 800 people.


In 1823 North Newbald was noted as a village and parish in the Wapentake of Harthill and the Liberty of St Peter's. The North Newbald parish contained the hamlet of South Newbald. A stretch of land was purchased to provide a rental which was "distributed every New Year's Day to 20 resident parishioners, who have never received parochial relief". Population at the time was 543, with occupations including six farmers, two blacksmiths, two bricklayers, two shopkeepers, and a tailor, and the public house landlords of The Tiger; The New Inn, who was also a butcher; and The Rose & Crown, who was also a corn miller. Resident in the village were fourteen yeomen, and the schoolmaster who was a collector of taxes. A carrier operated between the village and Hull twice a week, and Market Weighton and Beverley once a week.[1]


The village has two public houses, The Tiger and The Gnu (originally the New Inn) standing across the road from each other. The main occupations in Newbald involve farming, eggs, warehousing and transport. It has been a carting village for some centuries.

On the communal village green is the whipping post used in the last public flogging carried out in Britain.

Parish church

St Nicholas' Church, North Newbald

The parish church of St Nicholas is a Grade I listed building.[2] It was built about 1140, and has been described as the "finest Norman church in East Yorkshire".

The church has a cruciform plan without aisles and with a tall central tower. Four Norman doorways make the building rare.[3] Pevsner describes the church as the most complete Norman church in the East Riding.[4] The church has a Coronation Clock which was installed at the coronation of George V in 1911.[3]

A previous vicar of Newbald, Rev Jack Walker, during his incumbency mapped the whole area and produced detailed drawings suggesting that the village may have been walled. Apart from Rev Walker's submissions there is no further evidence of this.

About the village

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

Three local sporting teams play at the village playing fields: Newbald Utd, Newbald A.F.C., and Newbald North End F.C.

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  1. Baines, Edward: 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York' (1823); pages 371, 372
  2. National Heritage List 1346990: Church of Saint Nicholas (Grade I listing)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "St Nicholas' Church". Newbald Parish Council. Retrieved 11 December 2014. 
  4. Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: York & East Riding, 1972; 1995 Penguin Books ISBN 978-0-300-09593-7page 621
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.