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Not to be confused with Partington
East Riding
St Patricks Church Patrington.JPG
St Patrick's Church, Patrington
Grid reference: TA314226
Location: 53°41’1"N, 0°-0’41"W
Population: 2,059  (2011)
Post town: Hull
Postcode: HU12
Dialling code: 01964
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Beverley and Holderness

Patrington is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on Holderness, nine miles south-east of Hedon, sixteen miles south-east of Kingston upon Hull and four miles south-west of Withernsea on the A1033. Along with Winestead, it was a seat of the ancient Hildyard/Hilliard/Hildegardis family.

The Greenwich Meridian passes just to the east of Patrington.

RAF Patrington, built during the Second World War, was a radar station and used for ground-controlled interception. In 1955, following the building of a new RAF station at nearby Holmpton, the radar site closed, being surplus to requirements. The new radar site at Holmpton was later renamed RAF Patrington.

Patrington was served from 1854 to 1964 by Patrington railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway.[1]

St Patrick's Church, known as the "Queen of Holderness", is an example of the decorated period of Gothic architecture. It is a Grade I listed building.[2]

About the village

The village has a central square of shops, known as the market place, which consists of a wide range of services for residents and is often used as a "stop-off" for drivers passing through the village going towards Withernsea or Easington. There is a range of shops here, including a general store, petrol station, hardware store, four bakeries and cafés, an four public houses, amongst others.

A football pitch lies adjacent to the playing fields and a cricket pitch opposite the primary school.

A mile to the south is Patrington Haven, a hamlet no longer on the coast. To the south-east is Yorkshire's uttermost point, at Spurn Head.

Outside links

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about Patrington)


  1. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  2. National Heritage List 1083450: Church of St Patrick (Grade I listing)
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9.