Waxholme

Waxholme is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated on the North Sea coast approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Withernsea, off the B1242 road.

Waxholme
Waxholme is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Waxholme
Waxholme
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceTA327297
• London155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWITHERNSEA
Postcode districtHU19
Dialling code01964
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°44′49″N 0°00′39″E / 53.746832°N 0.010893°E / 53.746832; 0.010893Coordinates: 53°44′49″N 0°00′39″E / 53.746832°N 0.010893°E / 53.746832; 0.010893

It forms part of the civil parish of Rimswell.

Old windmill at Waxholme

EtymologyEdit

Waxholme means "village where wax (from bees) is produced. The first element of the name is Old English weax "wax".[1]

Despite the place-name ending in "-holme" (which is normally from Old Norse holmr "island, water-meadow"), it is not from this word. Instead the ending is Old English ham "homestead", rather than the similar Old English hamm "river-meadow, bend in river", despite the village's proximity to the River Humber. The name was recorded as Wexnem in 1162.[2]

In 1823 inhabitants in the village numbered 72. Occupations included seven farmers.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mills, Anthony David (2003); A Dictionary of British Place Names, Oxford University Press, revised edition (2011), p.486. ISBN 019960908X
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 502. ISBN 0-19-869103-3.
  3. ^ Baines, Edward; History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York (1823), p.397. ISBN 1230139141
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.

External linksEdit

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