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Bainton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bainton, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Wolds, 6 miles SW of Great Driffield, with a station on the Bridlington, Market Weighton, and Selby line. It has a post office under Driffield, the telegraph office. Acreage, 2982; population, 365. The parish includes also the township of Neswick, with an area of 987 acres and a population of 54. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £690 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Oxford. The church is ancient, but very good. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishBainton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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

Church Records

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bainton 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 Bainton 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