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Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Watton is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated on the A164 road, about 6 miles north of Beverley and 6 miles south of Driffield. According to the 2001 UK census the civil parish of Watton had a population of 238. It is the location for Watton Priory which was a Gilbertine double monastery founded in 1150 by Eustace fitz John.
Post townDRIFFIELD
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA0150
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01377
Population238 (2001 census)
 

Other names by which Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Waton ~ Wattune ~ Watun

Watton, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Watton, par. and vil., East-Riding Yorkshire - par., 4745 ac., pop. 319; vil., 5½ miles S. of Driffield; has remains of Watton Abbey, founded in 1149 and rebuilt in the reign of Henry VII.

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