East Riding of Yorkshire Maps
Aldbrough | Anlaby | Bempton | Beverley | Bishop Burton |
Bishop Wilton | Brandesburton |
Bridlington | Brough | Cherry Burton | Cottingham | Driffield |
Easington | Flamborough |
Gilberdyke | Goole | Hedon | Hessle | Hilderthorpe | Hornsea |
Hull | Keyingham | Kingston Upon Hull | Leven | Little Weighton |
Market Weighton | New Ellerby |
North Ferriby | Patrington | Paull |
Pocklington | Preston | Sewerby | Skidby | Skipsea | Skirlaugh |
Snaith | South Cave | Stamford Bridge | Storwood |
Sutton Upon Derwent | Tickton | Welton | Wetwang | Wilberfoss |
Willerby | Withernsea
East Riding of Yorkshire
The East Riding of Yorkshire, or simply East Yorkshire, is a local government district with unitary authority status, and a
ceremonial county of England. For ceremonial purposes the county also includes the city of Kingston upon Hull, which is a separate
unitary authority. It is named after the historic East Riding of Yorkshire (one of three ridings alongside the North Riding and
West Riding), which also constituted a ceremonial and administrative county until 1974. From 1974 to 1996 the area of the modern
East Riding of Yorkshire constituted the northern part of the non-metropolitan county of Humberside.
The landscape consists of a crescent of low chalk hills, the Yorkshire Wolds, surrounded by the low lying fertile plains of
Holderness and the Vale of York. The Humber Estuary and North Sea mark its southern and eastern limits. Archaeological
investigations have revealed artefacts and structures from all historical periods since the last ice age. There are few large
settlements and no industrial centres. The area is administered from the ancient market and ecclesiastical town of Beverley.
Christianity is the religion with the largest following in the area and there is a higher than average percentage of retired
people living there.
The economy is mainly based on agriculture and this, along with tourism, has contributed to the rural and seaside character of the
Riding. These aspects are also reflected in the places of interest to visitors and major landmarks, which include historic
buildings, nature reserves and the Wolds Way long-distance footpath. The open and maritime aspects and lack of major urban
developments have also led to the county being allocated relatively high targets for the generation of energy from renewable
Major sporting and entertainment venues are concentrated in Kingston upon Hull, while the seaside and market towns support
semi-professional and amateur sports clubs and provide seasonal entertainment for visitors. Bishop Burton is the site of an
agricultural college, and Hull provides the region's only university. On the southern border, close to Hull, the Humber Bridge
spans the Humber Estuary to enable the A15 to link Hessle with Barton-upon-Humber in Lincolnshire.
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