Long Riston

Long Riston is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 9 miles (14 km) north of Hull city centre and 6 miles (10 km) east of Beverley town centre. It lies to the east of the A165 road which by-passes the village.

Long Riston
Long Riston is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Long Riston
Long Riston
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceTA125425
• London160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHULL
Postcode districtHU11
Dialling code01964
UK Parliament
List of places
53°52′01″N 0°17′26″W / 53.867020°N 0.290495°W / 53.867020; -0.290495Coordinates: 53°52′01″N 0°17′26″W / 53.867020°N 0.290495°W / 53.867020; -0.290495
St Margaret's Church at Long Riston

Long Riston, with the hamlet of Arnold, forms the civil parish of Riston.

The church dedicated to St Margaret was designated a Grade II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[1]

The village is a commuter settlement for those working in Hull and Beverley. The village has one public house, The Travellers Rest.

In 1823 Long Riston was a civil parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. Population at the time was 361. Occupations included eight farmers, two blacksmiths, three grocers, two shoemakers, two tailors, two wheelwrights, a butcher, a bricklayer, a hawker, and the landlord of The Traveller public house. Two carriers operated between the village and Hull, and Beverley, twice weekly.[2]

In 1872 land adjacent to Main Street was given for the establishment of a school. The school was completed in March 1873. Until the late 1950s it was known as Long Riston School and served both Long Riston and the hamlet of Arnold. Subsequently, it became known as Riston C E Primary School. The school is a voluntary controlled church school in the diocese of York.

The church stands back form the road in fields at the north end of the village that show signs of medieval ridge and furrow farming and next to an area called Butt Hills that seems to hint at more history as these are in the right place for and carry the right name for medieval Archery Butts.[3] Long Riston Archery Festival has been held yearly since 2013 in the Medieval archery butts next to St Margaret's church, Long Riston [4]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Margaret (1083422)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. pp. 582, 583.
  3. ^ https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC3YVB6_long-riston-north-2?guid=056c5092-2fd6-472c-949d-58255b3a11c7
  4. ^ http://archeryfestival.org/
  • Allison, K J; Baggs, A P; Cooper, T N; Davidson-Cragoe, C; Walker, J (2002). Kent, G H R (ed.). "North division: Long Riston". A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 7: Holderness Wapentake, Middle and North Divisions. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 340–349. Retrieved 13 November 2012.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.

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