Catwick is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 7.5 miles (12 km) north-east of Beverley town centre and 5 miles (8 km) west of Hornsea town centre. It lies on the A1035 road (formerly B1244) from Leven to Hornsea.

Catwick is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population240 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA131454
• London165 mi (266 km) S
Civil parish
  • Catwick
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHU17
Dialling code01964
UK Parliament
List of places
53°53′33″N 0°16′50″W / 53.892631°N 0.280471°W / 53.892631; -0.280471Coordinates: 53°53′33″N 0°16′50″W / 53.892631°N 0.280471°W / 53.892631; -0.280471
Church of St Michael

The civil parish is formed by the village of Catwick and the hamlet of Little Catwick. According to the 2011 UK Census, Catwick parish had a population of 240,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 215.[2]

Catwick is one of only five Thankful Villages in Yorkshire – those rare places that suffered no fatalities during the First World War.[3] It is also considered "doubly thankful", in that it lost no service personnel during the Second World War.[4]

The church dedicated to St Michael was designated a Grade II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[5]

In 1823 Catwick was in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. The living of the ecclesiastical parish and St Michael's Church was under the patronage of the King. Population at the time was 190. Occupations included five farmers and a corn miller. Three yeomen resided in the village. A carrier operated between Catwick and Hull and Beverley once a week.[6]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Catwick Parish (1170211161)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Catwick Parish (1543504208)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ Thorpe, Norman; Morris, Rod; Morgan, Tom. "The Thankful Villages". Hellfire corner. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  4. ^ Kelly, Jon (11 November 2011). "Thankful villages: The places where everyone came back from the wars". BBC News Magazine. BBC News. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1249378)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  6. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, pp. 185, 186
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 4.

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