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Old Mill at Garton
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceTA264354
• London155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHULL
Postcode districtHU11
Dialling code01964
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°48′00″N 0°04′53″W / 53.799898°N 0.081323°W / 53.799898; -0.081323Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 0°04′53″W / 53.799898°N 0.081323°W / 53.799898; -0.081323

Garton (or Garton in Holderness) is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) north-west of Withernsea town centre. It lies on the B1242 road.

It forms part of the civil parish of East Garton.


The church dedicated to St Michael was designated a Grade I listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[1]

Blue Hall farm to the west of the village was designated in 1966 as a Grade II* listed building.[2]

In 1823 inhabitants in the village numbered 160. Occupations included ten farmers, a bricklayer, a carpenter and a blacksmith. Two carriers operated between the village and Hull on Tuesdays.[3]

During the Second World War, a German, moored, magnetic influence mine, TMA-1 came ashore at Corton sands at Garton. Lcdr. Roy Berryman Edwards, RN, DSO, BEM took the assignment to dismantle the mine with U.S. Navy Mine Disposalman John Martin Howard observing the operation. The mine detonated during the disposal operation with the full four hundred and seventy pounds of charge. The detonation killed Howard and Edwards and scatted debris for two hundred yards in each direction along the beach.[4]


  1. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Michael (1215863)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Blue Hall (1346612)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ Baines, Edward; History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York (1823), p.209. ISBN 1230139141
  4. ^ Bartleson, John D., Jr. (1995), History of U.S. Navy Mine Disposal, Washington, DC: United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association, pp. 46–49, LCCN 96170065
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.

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