Aike /jæk/ (About this soundlisten) measuring approximately 0.6 miles (1 km) by 1,600 feet (500 m), is a hamlet, locally known as a village, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The hamlet is centred around its single developed street, which lies to the east of the Yorkshire Wolds. Aike is approximately 4 miles (6 km) north of Beverley and on the west bank of the River Hull. It is approached by a 2.5-mile (4 km) lane which is a no-through road, as when exiting the village, the lane stops at the river where there is no bridge.

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Aike village
Aike is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceTA049458
• London165 mi (266 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01377
UK Parliament
List of places
53°53′55″N 0°24′15″W / 53.898519°N 0.404197°W / 53.898519; -0.404197Coordinates: 53°53′55″N 0°24′15″W / 53.898519°N 0.404197°W / 53.898519; -0.404197

History and toponymyEdit


The village name means "oak". In the local dialect, the name was not rounded to be recorded as oak or oake unlike equivalents — it remained the Old English āc. The name is sometimes pronounced "Yack".[1]

Civil and ecclesiastical parish of the hamlet

Between 1865–1935, Aike was its own civil parish, the lowest level of English local government.[2] Previous to that, it was in the parish of Lockington. It reverted to Lockington in 1935, which is the ecclesiastical parish of Lockington and Aike anyway because of St Mary's Church in Lockington, which lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) further west of the hamlet. In traditional definitions and histories of the county, Aike is a hamlet falling short of a chapelry as it has never had a Church of England chapel/church; however the term hamlet is becoming defunct.[3]

Former status as an island

Before construction began on the Beverley and Barmston Drain in 1798 Aike's cluster of central houses were on a small island.[4][5]

Economy and landmarksEdit

Aike Grange Stud is a dressage park, and hosts regional competitions. Eighteenth century "Sunnyside" or "Sunnyside cottage" is a brick-built, colour-washed house with a pantile roof and sash windows, designated the area's sole grade II listed building. It was listed in 1987.[6]


  1. ^ Reaney, P. H. (1969). The Origin of English Place Names. Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 44. ISBN 0-7100-2010-4.
  2. ^ "Aike Township/CP]". Vision of Britain. The University of Portsmouth and others. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Lockington St Mary - more info tab". The Church of England. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, ed. (1848). "Aighton - Akenham". A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  5. ^ Bulmer, T. (1892). History, Topography, and Directory of East Yorkshire (with Hull). T. Bulmer & Co. pp. 453–455. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Sunnyside (1160665)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

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