…a historic village in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Seaton Ross village is located in East Riding of Yorkshire. It is situated approximately twenty miles south east of York and lies close to the towns of Pocklington and Market Weighton. There are around two hundred and thirty homes within the village, most of which are located along the winding, main road.
A few years after the Norman conquest in 1066 the North rebelled against William I. To control the area and re-enforce his power the King ordered many areas in the North to be laid waste. The Domesday Book (1086) reference to Seaton Ross shows this clearly:
” Settone : Gamel had 1 manor of 4 carucates* for geld and 2 ploughs can be (there). Now Nigel has (it) of the Count (of Mortain) and it is waste”.
* A carucate was the amount of land a team could plough in the course of a year.
The medieval village was centred on a Cross which influenced today’s street names: North End, West End, South End and Carr Lane.
The village was known as Seaton until about 1575. This name is derived from two Old English Words – ‘ton’ a farm of settlement; ‘sea’ a pool of water which probably refers to a shallow lake in the depression of Everingham Carr to the East of the village. Ross was added in the 16th century when the land came into the hands of the de Ros family.
NEW Seaton Ross History website
A new website dedicated to the history of Seaton Ross has been released by the Seaton Ross History Group. Please click hereto visit it.
This site includes all the history articles written by local historian and resident Malcolm Young as “Past Times” in the Seaton Ross TImes in the 1990s and 2000s. You can visit these directly by clicking here.