Hatfield, Little

HATFIELD, LITTLE, a township, in the parish of Sigglesthorne, union of Skirlaugh, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 10½ miles (E. N. E.) from Beverley; containing 36 inhabitants. This place, also styled West Hatfield, is mentioned in Domesday book under the name of Heiefeld, and in the 13th century was partly held by the abbey of Meaux; different families have been owners since that time, and among recent proprietors occur the Hustlers and Greames. The township comprises about 942 acres. A rent-charge of £200 has been awarded as a commutation for the tithes, and there is a glebe of 12¾ acres.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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