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East Riding
Pond in Walkington.jpg
The village pond, Walkington
Grid reference: SE996371
Location: 53°49’14"N, 0°29’17"W
Population: 2,337  (2011)
Post town: Beverley
Postcode: HU17
Dialling code: 01482
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
Beverley and Holderness

Walkington is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, three miles south-west of its nearest town, Beverley, on the B1230 road. In the centre of Walkington is a village pond.

The wider civil parish includes a dependent hamlet, Broadgate, and the 2011 census recorded this parish with a population of 2,337.

To the east of the village is Broadgate, the site of a former mental hospital, named Broadgate Hospital.[1]

Another part of the former Broadgate Farm estate has been developed into a complex of holiday cottages named Broadgate Farm Cottages.

The village has three public houses located along the main road, East End, the Barrel, the Ferguson Fawsitt Arms, and the Dog and Duck. Ferguson closed its doors on 4 October 2020 due to the coronavirus lockdown,[2] although it reopened under new owners in early 2022.


The parish church, the Church of All Hallows, is a Grade II* listed building.[3]

A Methodist church is situated next to West End.

Ancient remains

Coins from the Walkington Hoard

A few miles west of Walkington is the Bronze Age barrow complex of Walkington Wold. The remains there include the Walkington Wold Burials, the decapitated remains of Anglo-Saxon criminals.[4]

To the east of the village is one of the mediæval stone boundary markers for the sanctuary of Saint John of Beverley that is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[5]

The Walkington Hoard, and other coins of the Corieltauvi tribe were discovered in large numbers between 2001 and 2008. They are now at the Yorkshire Museum.[6][7]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Walkington)


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.