Walkington is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) to the south-west of the town of Beverley on the B1230 road, and Beverley Grammar School.

Pond in Walkington.jpg
The village pond
Walkington is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population2,337 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE996371
Civil parish
  • Walkington
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHU17
Dialling code01482
UK Parliament
List of places
53°49′14″N 0°29′17″W / 53.820636°N 0.487977°W / 53.820636; -0.487977Coordinates: 53°49′14″N 0°29′17″W / 53.820636°N 0.487977°W / 53.820636; -0.487977

The civil parish is formed by the village of Walkington and the hamlet of Broadgate. According to the 2011 UK census, Walkington parish had a population of 2,337,[1] a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,481.[2]

To the east of the village is Broadgate, the site of a former mental hospital, named Broadgate Hospital.[3]

Another part of the former Broadgate Farm estate has been developed into a complex of holiday cottages named Broadgate Farm Cottages.

The village has two public houses located along the main road, East End, the Barrel and the Dog and Duck. The Ferguson Fawsitt Arms, the village's former third public house, closed its doors on 4 October 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.[4] In the centre of Walkington is the village pond.

The village school, Walkington Primary School is situated in Crake Wells, a minor street in the East End of the village. Before the year 1999 the school was divided between two sites which included the original school house at Northgate which dates back to the late 19th century. Before this, the street was called "School Lane". However, after a costly extension to the Crake Wells building, the infant and junior sections were joined together in 1999. The new building was officially opened by then Education Secretary David Blunkett, in October that year.[5]

The parish church of All Hallows is a Grade II* listed building.[6] A Methodist church is situated next to West End.

Ancient historyEdit

A few miles west of Walkington is the Bronze Age barrow complex of Walkington Wold. The remains there include the Walkington Wold Burials, the decapitated remains of Anglo-Saxon criminals.[7]

To the east of the village is one of the medieval stone boundary markers for the sanctuary of Saint John of Beverley that is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[8]

Selection of Corieltauvi Celtic coins from the Walkington Hoard

The Walkington Hoard, and other coins of the Corieltauvi tribe were discovered in large numbers between 2001 and 2008. They are now at the Yorkshire Museum.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Walkington Parish (1170211281)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Walkington Parish (00FB152)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Broadgate Hospital". County Asylums. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  4. ^ Riley, Anna (30 August 2020). "'Great sadness' as popular East Yorkshire pub announces closure". HullLive. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  5. ^ "About Us". Walkington Primary School. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of All Hallows (1161425)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Grisly discovery of headless bodies gives insight into justice Saxon style". Yorkshire Post. 31 December 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  8. ^ Historic England. "Beverley sanctuary limit stone, Walkington cross (1012591)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  9. ^ Griffiths, Rebecca. "COIN HOARD: YORYM-E42AA8". Portable Antiquities Scheme. The British Museum. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  10. ^ Woods, Andrew. "Yorkshire Hoards - Prehistoric Wealth". Google Cultural Institute. Google / York Museums Trust. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.

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