East Riding Of Yorkshire, England

East Riding of Yorkshire is the name of the ceremonial county, the administrative county of the Local Government unitary authority, and the easternmost third of Yorkshire. But they don’t all cover the same ground.

For example, is Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

Kingston upon Hull (known as Hull) is in the traditional and ceremonial county of East Riding of Yorkshire. Yet it has its own Local Government unitary authority, so is not part of East Riding of Yorkshire’s unitary authority. 

Why Is It Called East Riding Yorkshire?

Yorkshire is the largest county in Yorkshire so after the Restoration in 1660, it was divided into three Ridings, each overseen by a Lieutenant. The word Riding derives from Old Norse words for third. 

Threthingr and þriðjungr are suggested. 

East Riding, West Riding, and North Riding continue to have a distinct identity whilst being part of the same county of Yorkshire.

What cities, towns, and villages are in East Yorkshire?

  • Beverley
  • Bridlington
  • Brough
  • Cottingham
  • Driffield
  • Goole
  • Hedon
  • Hessle

“The East Riding is a predominately rural area with over half the population living in dispersed rural communities. In total, there are 333 settlements, ranging from large towns to small, isolated hamlets and farmsteads.”

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Local History Videos

The highlighted cities, towns and villages listed above click through to a new page, where you will find links to relevant online videos. Over time, more pages and links will be added.

East Riding Local History On Facebook

  • East Yorkshire Family History Society

Local History Groups And Resources In East Riding

Carnegie Heritage Centre

Conisborough and Denaby Main Local History

Beverley and District Civic Society

Bolton/Fangfoss Local History

East Riding Archives

East Yorks Family History Society (EYFHS)

East Yorkshire Local History Society

Friends of Beverley Minster

Hidden Holderness

High Wolds Heritage Group

Historical Association: Hull & East Riding Branch

Hornsea Museum

Hull Civic Society

Hull & District Local History Research Group

Pocklington history

Sutton & Wawne Old School Museum

Yorkshire Archaeological Society

York Community Archaeology

Yorks Vernacular Buildings Study Group

Local History National Resources

In addition, there are many national resources (enough to justify their own page!) which could help your local history research.

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