Emmotland is a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of North Frodingham.

Emmotland
Emmotland is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Emmotland
Emmotland
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceTA085517
• London150 mi (240 km) S
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDRIFFIELD
Postcode districtYO25
Dialling code01262
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
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53°57′03″N 0°20′52″W / 53.950702°N 0.347878°W / 53.950702; -0.347878Coordinates: 53°57′03″N 0°20′52″W / 53.950702°N 0.347878°W / 53.950702; -0.347878

The hamlet consists of two farms at the end of a small access road. West Beck joins the Driffield Navigation at Emmotland.

HistoryEdit

When the Driffield Navigation was built, a towpath bridge was placed over the West Beck near the junction. This bridge disappeared before 1980.

One of the last acts of the Humberside County Council was to build a new footpath bridge over the West Beck. The bridge is a fixed structure, but has a high headroom. A mistake in the location of the bridge means that it lands on private property, and is dangerously close to the river.[1] Since no further money is available the bridge has remained closed since its construction.

In 1823 Emmotland was in the parish of Frodingham and the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. Occupations at the time included two farmers.[2]

LocationEdit

 
The footbridge across the West Beck (to the left)

Emmotland is situated approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Hempholme, and 1.4 miles (2.3 km) south-west of North Frodingham, and is on the North Frodingham Carrs and the Holderness plain.

Position of Emmotland on the Driffield NavigationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yates, Mark (12 March 2008). "Order Decision FPS/E2001/4/1" (PDF). The Planning Inspectorate. Retrieved 26 August 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 202
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5.