Hollym, East Riding of Yorkshire

Hollym is a small village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3 km) south of Withernsea and is on the A1033 road.

Hollym is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population513 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA345252
• London150 mi (240 km) S
Civil parish
  • Hollym
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHU19
Dialling code01964
UK Parliament
List of places
53°42′22″N 0°02′12″E / 53.706032°N 0.036674°E / 53.706032; 0.036674Coordinates: 53°42′22″N 0°02′12″E / 53.706032°N 0.036674°E / 53.706032; 0.036674
A1033 road passing through Hollym
St Nicholas' Church, Hollym

According to the 2011 UK Census, Hollym parish had a population of 513,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 447.[2]

Hollym airfield lies just to the north of the village and is suitable for light aircraft.

The parish church of St Nicholas is a Grade II listed building.[3]

In 1823 Hollym was parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. St Nicholas' Church was built in 1814 by the then vicar. Population at the time was 260. Occupations included seventeen farmers, a corn miller, a schoolmaster, and the landlady of The Plough public house. A carrier operated between the village and Hull once a week.[4]

Hollym was served from 1854 to 1964 by Hollym Gate railway station on the Hull and Holderness Railway.[5]

Edmund Henry Barker, the English classical scholar, was born in the village.[6]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hollym Parish (1170211198)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Hollym Parish (00FB069)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas (1083479)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 218
  5. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  6. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Barker, Edmund Henry" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.

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