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Coordinates: 53°52′44″N 0°30′36″W / 53.878935, -0.509987
St Marys Church Etton 2 (Nigel Coates)

St Mary's Church, Etton

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Red pog.svg Etton shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 277 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE980435
    - London 160 mi (260 km)  S
Parish Etton
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BEVERLEY
Postcode district HU17
Dialling code 01430
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Etton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north-west of Beverley town centre and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the village of Leconfield. 1 mile (1.6 km) to the south-east is Cherry Burton. To the west lie the hamlets of Kiplingcotes (3 miles (5 km) away due west) and Gardham (1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south-west). South Dalton lies 1.5 miles to the north-west.

The village itself lies to the west of the B1248 road in its own shallow dale. The village's buildings are almost entirely situated either side of Main Street. Along this street lie both the village pub and the parish church of St Mary, which is a Grade II* listed building.[2]

The civil parish is formed by the village of Etton and part of the hamlet of Kiplingcotes. According to the 2011 UK Census, Etton parish had a population of 277,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK Census figure of 285.[3]

Etton is significant as the 1584 birthplace of Rev John Lothropp, founder of Barnstable, Massachusetts. Several Lothropp family members have death or burial dates recorded as 6 January 1588, but as there is no record of a catastrophic event on that date, it is believed to be merely a recording date to catch up on vital statistics which had gone unreported for some length of time.

Thomas Carling, who emigrated from Etton to Canada in 1818, used 'a recipe from his native Yorkshire' to found the Carling Brewery in 1840.[4]

Etton Main Street Flooded

Main Street, flooded in June 2007

In 1823 Etton was in the Wapentake of Harthill. The village had a population of 380, with occupations including nine farmers, two shopkeepers, a carpenter & wheelwright, a boot & shoe maker, a tailor, a corn miller, and the landlord of the Light Dragoon public house. There were two gentlemen, one gentlewoman, a Lady, a vicar, and a schoolmaster who was also the parish clerk. Once a week two carriers operated between the village and Beverley. The patron of the village Church of St Mary was the Archbishop of York.[5]

Etton has been known to suffer quite badly during floods, due to its position in a small valley. The most recent flood in the village, 25 June 2007, has been said to be the worst seen in 50 years.


  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 5. 

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