Ellerton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ellerton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-west of the market town of Howden and 8 miles south-west of the market town of Pocklington. It lies west of the B1228 road and east of the River Derwent.

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St Mary's Church, Ellerton, 2004
Ellerton is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE704398
• London165 mi (266 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO42
Dialling code01757
UK Parliament
List of places
53°51′01″N 0°55′49″W / 53.850158°N 0.930275°W / 53.850158; -0.930275Coordinates: 53°51′01″N 0°55′49″W / 53.850158°N 0.930275°W / 53.850158; -0.930275

Together with Aughton it forms the civil parish of Ellerton and Aughton.


A priory of canons of the Gilbertine Order existed at Ellerton, which was known as Ellerton Priory. The priory was founded before 1212, and relinquished on 11 December 1536 under the Suppression of the Monasteries. The site of the priory is now a scheduled ancient monument.[1]

In 1823 Ellerton, was in the Wapentake of Harthill, and contained a Methodist chapel and a chapel dedicated to St Mary. The village had a population of 318, with occupations including ten farmers, a corn miller, a tailor, and a shopkeeper. A shoemaker was also a licensed victualler of The Board public house. Also directory-listed was a school master, a gentleman and a vicar. Once a week a carrier operated between the village and York.[2]

The parish church of St Mary, by architect John Loughborough Pearson, was designated a Grade II listed building in December 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[3]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Site of Ellerton Priory (1005225)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 201
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Mary (1083208)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.
  • "The Ellerton One-Place Study". Retrieved 29 April 2013. Provides the history of the parish

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