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Whelans of Asselby.jpg
Whelans on Main Street in 2016 (Now renamed The Black Swan)
Asselby is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population351 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE717280
• London155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
  • Asselby
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGOOLE
Postcode districtDN14
Dialling code01757
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°44′39″N 0°54′47″W / 53.744119°N 0.912954°W / 53.744119; -0.912954Coordinates: 53°44′39″N 0°54′47″W / 53.744119°N 0.912954°W / 53.744119; -0.912954

Asselby is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is located in the south-west of the county, north of the River Ouse, it is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of the market town of Howden. The land surrounding Asselby is very flat and intersected by dykes which drain into the Rivers Aire and Ouse.

Main Street, Asselby

The civil parish is formed by the village of Asselby and the hamlet of Knedlington, together with that part of Boothferry village west of the B1228 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Asselby parish had a population of 351,[1] a rise from the 2001 UK census figure of 299;[2] the parish covers an area of 532.14 hectares (1,314.9 acres).[3]

The Hull and Barnsley Railway ran past the village until 1955, having a level crossing named 'Asselby'; the closest station was Barmby railway station.

The village has one pub, The Black Swan, situated on Main Street. There is a large natural gas pressure reduction and odourisation site on the outskirts of the village. Unusually, Asselby is situated on an entirely dead-end road, which finishes in the next village (which is slightly larger than Asselby), Barmby on the Marsh.

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  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Asselby Parish (1170211133)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ UK Census (2001). "Local Area Report – Asselby Parish (1543504180)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "2001 Census Area Profile" (PDF). East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 3.

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