Balkholme is a hamlet in the civil parish of Kilpin and the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Balkholme in 2006
Balkholme is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE784281
• London155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01430
UK Parliament
List of places
53°44′37″N 0°48′41″W / 53.743631°N 0.811374°W / 53.743631; -0.811374Coordinates: 53°44′37″N 0°48′41″W / 53.743631°N 0.811374°W / 53.743631; -0.811374

Balkholme is to the south of the B1230 Howden to Gilberdyke road as it crosses the M62 motorway, and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north-east of the parish village of Kilpin. The county town of Beverley is 17 miles (27 km) to the north-east, the town of Howden 2.5 miles (4 km) west, and the town centre of Goole approximately 4 miles (6 km) south-west.

In 1823, Baines recorded that Balkholme was in the parish of Howden, and the wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire, and had a population of 105 including eight farmers.[1]

At the east side of Balkholme is West Linton Farmhouse, a Grade II listed late 18th-century house, of two-storeys and three-bays. It is built of red brick in Flemish bond, with pantile roof, and has a 19th-century wing.[2]

There is a small RAF memorial garden on Brow Lane where a mid-air collision occurred during the Second World War between two Halifax Bombers of 578 Squadron.[3]


  1. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p152
  2. ^ Historic England. "West Linton Farmhouse (1355023)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LEST WE FORGET LK-E and LK-K MEMORIALS: BALKHOLME EAST YORKSHIRE". 578 Squadron. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

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