Ottringham

Ottringham

Ottringham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately to the east of Hull city centre and south west of Withernsea. It lies on the A1033 road from Hull to Withernsea.

According to the 2001 UK census, Ottringham parish had a population of 637.

The parish church of St Wilfred is a Grade I listed building.

During World War II, in 1943, the BBC built a transmitting station there, named BBC Ottringham or OSE5. Its purpose was to counter the increase in German jamming signals, and to broadcast propaganda into Germany. Following the end of the war, and with lack of funds, the station was deconstructed in 1953 and its transmitters moved to Droitwich.

In 1958 a Ham class minesweeper HMS Ottringham was named after the village.

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