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Garton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Garton, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The township includes the hamlet of Grimston Garth, and bears the name of Garton-with-Grimston. It lies on the coast, 8 miles NNE of Rye Hill station on the-N.E.R., and 12 ENE of Hull. Post town, Hull; money order and telegraph office, Aldborough. Acreage, 1800; population of the civil parish, 130; of the ecclesiastical, 181. Grimston Hall, the seat of the lineal descendants of Sylvester de Grimston, standard-bearer to William the Conqueror, is a large castellated mansion occupying an elevated site near the shore, and commanding extensive and magnificent views. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net yearly value, £85 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient but good; it was repaired in 1877, and the interior was restored in 18 87— There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGarton St. Michael 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU11
Post TownHull