ROOS: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.


"ROOS, a parish in the middle division of Holderness wapentake, East Riding county York, 14 miles E. of Hull, its post town, 6 from Patrington, and 4 N. of Ottringham railway station. The parish includes the hamlets of Oustwick and Bracken Hill. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated near the coast. The soil consists of clay. It takes its name from Peter de Ros, ancestor of Lord de Ros, and sole proprietor of the village in the reign of Henry I. The tithes were commuted for land and a money payment under an Enclosure Act in 1783. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York, value £602. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice with a tower and a chapel on the N. side, now used for vestry purposes. The chancel has windows bearing the arms of the Seigniory and three barons of Roos. The parochial charities produce about £21 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is held. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship."

"BRACKEN HILL, a hamlet in the parish of Roos, wapentake of Holderness, in the East Riding of the county of York, 5 miles to the N. of Patrington. It is at a short distance from the sea-coast."

"OWSTWICK, a township partly in the parishes of Garton and Roos, middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, East Riding county York, 1½ mile from Roos, 8 miles N.W. of Patrington, and 12 E. by N. of Hull. The Holderness hounds meet here."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013