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West Riding
The road through Warter
Grid reference: SE867502
Location: 53°56’28"N, 0°40’47"W
Population: 144  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO42
Dialling code: 01759
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Warter is a small village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, four miles east of Pocklington on the B1246 road and 18 miles from York.

The 2011 census recorded a parish population of 144.

Here stood Warter Priory, which was an Augustinian Priory dedicated to St James founded in 1132 by Geoffrey Fitz-Pain. The chronicler Stephen Eyton was a canon there. The priory was dissolved in 1536 as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII. The dimensions of St James' Church, cloister, other buildings and the shape of their roofs were recorded along with details of the vestments and church plate. The church was 40 by 12 yards with a quire of 28 by 9 yards; the cloister 96 yards in circuit and 4 yards in breadth.[1]

The parish church of St James is a Grade II listed building.[2]

A coppice near the village was the inspiration for the landscape painting Bigger Trees Near Warter by David Hockney.[3]


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Outside links


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