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Bentley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bentley, a small village in Rowley parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles SSW of Beverley, which is also the railway station. A handsome church, with site, was presented to the village by Mr C. E. S. Cooke.

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 
Civil parishRowley 

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 Bentley:

1898-1914 1898-1930 

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bentley 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 Bentley 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 districtHU17
Post TownBeverley