Seaton Ross Parish. Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland. CLICK on the map to enlarge.

Seaton Ross is an old agricultural village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, sitting about 6 miles south of Pocklington. It is well known for its two windmills and sundials, being the residence of William Watson – sundial and map maker and East Riding’s renaissance man, and having an annual Feast (& later, Show). It is less well known for being the site of an iron-age village, a Roman villa and (almost) an Augustinian Priory and (actually) an Augustinian grange.

On this site we bring together and share our collections and researches into the history – ancient and more recent – of Seaton Ross in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Collections have been accumulated over the years including historic maps, many photographs, censuses, some newspaper articles and family histories. A particular collection we are pleased to be reproducing here is the PAST TIMES column, written for the Seaton Ross Times by Seaton Ross historian Malcolm Young in the 1990s and 2000s.

All new material presented on the website will be evidenced and all speculation or alternatives of interpretation will be signposted for clarity and accuracy.

The topics inevitably focus on the interests of the members of the group. But this is a very informal group and should you have material you wish to be added, (or removed) please contact us and we will work with you to do that. Please note that some of the most recent photos include people still living – if you object to a photo of yourself or a relative being included, please contact us and we will remove it.

If you wish to get involved, please contact us – if relevant with a specific interest.

NOTE: There are no photo gallery pages because, on all pages, you can click on any image and scroll through them all. They can also be zoomed in when you do this.

sharing Seaton Ross's history