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Atwick, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Atwick, a township, a village, and a parish in the E.R Yorkshire. The village stands on the coast, 2 miles N of Hornsea railway station, and 13 NE of Beverley, and has a post office under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Hornsea. The parish includes also the hamlets of Arran and Skirlington. Population, 298. The land is undergoing encroachment by the sea. The living is a discharged vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £109 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is in the Early English style, and was rebuilt in 1876. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The Fenwick and Burton charities, chiefly for educating and apprenticing boys, has an income of £52, and are under the control of the Charity Commissioners.

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 parishAtwick St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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

Church Records

Atwick Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1538-1708 (£)

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Atwick:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Atwick from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Atwick are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield