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Halsham, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Halsham, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 1¼ mile N of Ottringham station on the N.E.R., and 6 miles ESE of Hedon. Post town, Ottringham, under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Patrington. Acreage, 2910; population, 241. The manor belongs to the Hotham and Clarke families. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £492 with residence. The church is ancient but good, includes a chantry chapel, has a modern vestry and a tower, and contains sedilia, a pulpit of 1634, and an alabaster effigy of Sir John Constable, of the middle of the 15th century; the church was restored in 1871. A handsome mausoleum of the Constable family, with dome and surmounted by a cross, is near the church. There is an endowed school, and an hospital for eight poor men and two poor women.

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 parishHalsham All Saints 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Halsham from the following:

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 districtHU12
Post TownHull