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Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Withernsea is a seaside resort town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, and forms the focal point for a wider community of small villages in Holderness. Its most famous landmark is the white inland lighthouse, rising around 127 feet above Hull Road. The lighthouse — no longer active — now houses a museum to 1950s actress Kay Kendall, who was born in the town. The Prime Meridian crosses the coast to the northwest of Withernsea.
Post townWITHERNSEA
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridTA3427
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01964
Population5,980 (2001 census)
 

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

Witherensey

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

Withernsea, township and vil. with ry. sta., Hollym par., East-Riding Yorkshire - township, 746 ac. land and 275 foreshore, pop. 332; vil., 4 miles NE. of Patrington; P.O., T.O.; is a sea-bathing resort, with large hotel and lodging houses. The sea is making encroachments upon the land at this part of the coast.

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