Bempton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, near the border with North Yorkshire. It is near the North Sea coast and Flamborough Head, and is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Bridlington. It lies on the B1229 road between Speeton and Flamborough. It is served by Bempton railway station which is on the Yorkshire Coast Line that runs between Hull and Scarborough.

Bempton
Bempton Parish Church, Yorkshire.jpg
St Michael's Church
Bempton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Bempton
Bempton
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population1,040 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA190722
• London180 mi (290 km) S
Civil parish
  • Bempton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBRIDLINGTON
Postcode districtYO15
Dialling code01262
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
54°07′54″N 0°10′38″W / 54.1317°N 0.1772°W / 54.1317; -0.1772Coordinates: 54°07′54″N 0°10′38″W / 54.1317°N 0.1772°W / 54.1317; -0.1772

The parish of Bempton also contains Buckton village, which is situated directly next to Bempton. According to the 2011 UK census, Bempton parish had a population of 1,040,[1] a slight decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,050.[2]

HistoryEdit

Bronze Age pit dwellings have been discovered near Bempton.[3]

From the mediaeval era until the 19th century Bempton was part of Dickering Wapentake.[4] Between 1894 and 1974 Bempton was a part of the Bridlington Rural District, in the East Riding of Yorkshire.[5] Between 1974 and 1996 it was part of the Borough of North Wolds (later Borough of East Yorkshire), in the county of Humberside.

AmenitiesEdit

The parish church of St Michael is a Grade II* listed building and dates back to the 13th century.[6]

The village is well known for its cliffs. Bempton Cliffs is an RSPB nature reserve, best known for its breeding seabirds, including northern gannet, Atlantic puffin, razorbill, common guillemot, black-legged kittiwake and fulmar. Bempton also used to be home to RAF Bempton, an early warning station. Some of the old buildings are still visible from the cliff top.

Bempton has a post office and general store, a garage, a hairdresser, antique shop and snooker club. It is home to Bempton Primary School, which was completely rebuilt in 2004 at a cost of over £1 million.[7] It also has a public house, The White Horse, which has a distinctive blue tiled roof.

In 2014, after many years of fundraising and a lottery grant of £408,000, Bempton and Buckton Community Village Hall was opened on land between the two villages.[8] There is also a children's playground close to the village hall.[9]

Bempton, along with a number of other places in Yorkshire, was a filming location for the 2016 film Dad's Army, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones.[10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Bempton Parish (1170211141)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Bempton Parish (1543504188)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Settlement profile of Bemption" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 7 November 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Dickering-Wap through time". A Vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Bridlington RD". A Vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1161842)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  7. ^ "School Building Programme". East Riding News. East Riding of Yorkshire Council: 13. December 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  8. ^ "After Decades In The Pipeline- Work starts On Bempton Village Hall". Yorkshire Coast Radio. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Bempton - High Street Play Area". East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  10. ^ Armstrong, Hayley (4 February 2016). "Which Yorkshire Filming Locations Appear in 'Dad's Army'?". Creative England. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

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