Welcome to Goole Fields Parish Council's website

Goole Fields is a civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 3 miles south-west of Goole town centre and lies at both sides but mainly south of the A161 road (Swinefleet Road), covering an area of 1,980.59 hectares (4,894.1 acres). It is bordered to the east by the Swinefleet Warping Drain, to the south by the Blackwater Dike, and to the west by the railway line from Goole to Doncaster.

Goole Fields is in the north-western sector of the marshes of Hatfield Chase drained by the Netherlands civil engineer Cornelius Vermuyden in 1626–28. Before this diversion of the River Don, the area bore the name of Marshland—still occasionally used—or "Merscland" in the Domesday Book.

The civil parish contains no substantial centre of habitation but consists of a number of farms and a former council estate "The Square" and “The Barracks”. There are no shops nor a church or even a post box but there are a total of five street lamps and a grit bin! The only addresses in Goole Fields other than those referred to by farm name are "The Barracks" (formerly the site of a military barracks) and "The Square".

The only mentionable landmarks in Goole Fields are the windmill, the recently heightened riverbank and a wind farm of 16 units "Goole Fields I" which was recently constructed in 2014.

According to the 2014 Register of Electors the Goole Fields parish has a total of 99 people eligible to vote living in 38 associated properties.

 

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