Ruston Parva

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Not to be confused with Ruston, Yorkshire
Ruston Parva
East Riding
Ruston Parva, St Nicholas's Church.jpg
St Nicholas's Church, Ruston Parva
Grid reference: TA064617
Location: 54°2’28"N, 0°22’33"W
Post town: Driffield
Postcode: YO25
Dialling code: 01377
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Ruston Parva is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, eight miles south-west of Bridlington and just north of the A614.

In the Domesday Book of 1086 the village is written as Roreston, and the lordship of the manor was held by the Canons of the Church of St John, Beverley.[1]

Evidence of mediæval occupation has been recorded in the village though observations of earthworks, indicating ridge and furrow field systems, enclosures and a hollow way. In 1968, ditch remains of a moat were observed at the south of the village. The moat may have been part of Upper House manor house.

Parish church

Ruston Parva's parish church, St Nicholas, is a Grade II* listed building.[2] It was built in Norman style in 1832 from ashlar and yellow brick, and has a tower supported inside by cast iron pillars. Its two deck pulpit and box pews also probably date from 1832.[3]

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  1. Parva Ruston Parva in the Domesday Book
  2. National Heritage List 1083348: Church of Saint Nicholas (Grade II* listing)
  3. Nikolaus Pevsner: The Buildings of England: Yorkshire: York & East Riding, 1972; 1995 Penguin Books ISBN 978-0-300-09593-7page 332
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 10.