On this page we give some basic facts and figures about the Civil Parish of Ellerby in the East Riding of Yorkshire, not to be confused with our namesake (a hamlet in the parish of Lythe in North Yorkshire). Other pages provide information on our public services, local news, the history of the Parish, some of our places of interest, an image gallery, and notice boards (for Parish Council notices, planning applications, broadband developments, forthcoming events and Skirlaugh and Ellerby Joint Burial Committee notices). Finally, there is our contact/location page (which also incorporates our visitors’ book).

We hope that you find our site both interesting and useful and would welcome your comments, corrections, contributions, suggestions and questions about Ellerby.


In addition to the navigation buttons at the top of each page (and their sub-menus), clicking on blue text (other than this) will take you to further relevant information, either within this site or on an appropriate external site. Unless indicated otherwise, the links are to locations within this site. Specifically, clicking on a listed building identification (ID) number will take you to detailed information on the British Listed Buildings website.


Ellerby is a Civil Parish in the Middle Division of the wapentake of Holderness in the County of the East Riding of Yorkshire (a unitary authority). Besides the ancient Manor of Ellerby, the Parish incorporates the Manors of Dowthorpe, Langthorpe and Oubrough. You will find us on Ordnance Survey Landranger map 107 and Explorer map 293. The Parish Map is here.

The area of the Parish is about 925 hectares (2,286 acres). At the time of the 2011 census there were 164 recorded households with a population of 365. A comprehensive set of 2011 Census Statistics for Ellerby will be found at this County Council website (it may be slow to load).

Ellerby lies within the parliamentary constituency of “Beverley and Holderness”. Our MP is Mr Graham Stuart (Conservative) and his website is at At County Council level, the Mid Holderness ward is represented by three councillors. Our councillors, and their places of residence, are Mr John Holtby (Ellerby), Mr Brian Skow (Withernsea) and Mr Peter Turner (Burstwick). All are Conservative councillors. The email address of our ward county councillor, Mr John Holtby, is:

In the European Parliament, our constituency is “Yorkshire and the Humber”. Our six MEP’s, and their personal websites, are: Mr Amjad Bashir (Con, ex UKIP), Ms Jane Collins (UKIP), Mr Richard Corbett (Lab), Mr Mike Hookem (UKIP), Timothy Kirkhope (Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate) (Con) and Ms Linda McAvan (Lab).

When Civil Registration was set up, in 1837, Ellerby was part of the Skirlaugh Registration District. The Skirlaugh District became part of the new Holderness District in 1931. When this was abolished, in 1974, Ellerby was transferred to the Hull Registration District. Details of the current Register Office will be found in the “Public Services” section.

Ellerby Parish Council information, including the names of our councillors (together with their individual responsibilities) and Parish Council meeting minutes, covering the last 12 months, will be found here. The Parish Council notice board is here.


Ellerby forms a part of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Swine, in the Deanery of North Holderness, the Archdeaconry of the East Riding and Diocese of York. Swine is one of the largest parishes by area in East Yorkshire. “Swine with Old Ellerby” is one of the seven parishes comprising the Benefice of Skirlaugh. The vicar is the Reverend Andy Simpson (Tel: 01964 564634) and the Curate is the Reverend Maureen (Mo) Desborough. The Benefice website is at

The Benefice is part of an Anglican and Methodist Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP). The Methodist Church, and its Schoolroom, is in Marton Road, New Ellerby. The Minister is the Reverend Colin Marchment (Tel: 01377 538806).

We do not have a Roman Catholic church in Ellerby but the Catholic community is served by The Church of the Most Holy Sacrament in nearby Marton (Tel: 01964 532918). The church was built in 1789 by the Constable family and is a Grade 2 listed building. Marton is part of the civil parish of Burton Constable and the Catholic Middlesborough Diocese.


The township of Ellerby mainly comprises the two separate, scattered hamlets of Old Ellerby and New Ellerby. The original manor of Ellerby (derived from the Anglo Scandinavian for Aelfweard’s-farm), is listed in the Domesday Book as Alverdebi. Ellerby was renamed as Old Ellerby when the hamlet of what is now New Ellerby grew up around a station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway line. The line was opened in 1864 and the station was originally named Marton, quickly  renamed as Burton Constable and finally, as Ellerby, in 1922.


Information about the website itself will be found here.


General Information

V 2.3