24. Patrington & Holderness
Heading east out of Hull along the A1033, you gradually enter Holderness Plain, a wide expanse of arable fields, big skies and ever-lonelier roads. In the village of Patrington, about 14 miles east of the city, stands the beautiful 14th century parish church of St Patrick's, often described as the Queen of Holderness.

John Betjeman wrote that St Patrick's church:

"… sails like a galleon of stone over the wide, flat expanse of Holderness, its symmetry and many pinnacles lead the eye up to its perfectly proportioned spire which crowns the central tower'.

Larkin often passed this way when cycling further and further out around Holderness, soaking up Cherry Cob Sands, Stone Creek, Skeffling and Sunk Island, where the 'leaves unnoticed thicken, hidden weeds flower, neglected waters quicken'.

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GPS (WGS84) Co-ordinates

Latitude: 53° 41.0078
Longitude: 0° 00.5876

OS Co-ordinates
Easting: 531539
Northing: 422614

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