East Yorkshire (district)

East Yorkshire (district)
North Wolds/East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire district within Humberside
Status Borough
1974 area 258,019 acres (1,044.17 km2)[1]
HQ Pocklington
Created 1974
Abolished 1996
Succeeded by East Riding of Yorkshire
1973[2] population 67,920
1992[3] population 86,700
East Yorks arms.png

The Borough of East Yorkshire was one of nine local government districts of the county of Humberside, England from April 1, 1974 to April 1, 1996.

The district was created as North Wolds, but was renamed by resolution of the council on February 1, 1981 (the Borough of Beverley was renamed to include 'East Yorkshire' in its name the same year). The council had made an earlier attempt, before it formally came into existence, to be named "Bridlington and Yorkshire Wolds".[4]

The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 by the amalgamation of a number of areas formerly in the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding, namely: the municipal borough of Bridlington, Driffield urban district, Driffield Rural District, Pocklington Rural District and most of Bridlington Rural District.

The district was abolished in 1996 and merged into the new East Riding of Yorkshire local government district, which covers a much larger area.


  1. ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 60. ISBN 0117508470. 
  2. ^ Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
  3. ^ OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
  4. ^ Mr Rippon permits two districts to alter names. The Times. September 29, 1973.

Coordinates: 54°01′44″N 0°27′58″W / 54.029°N 0.466°W / 54.029; -0.466

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