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Bessingby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bessingby, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the N.E.R., 1½ mile SW of Bridlington station. The post town is Bridlington. Acreage, 1270; population, 171. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £68. A beautiful new church was erected in 1893.

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 parishBessingby St. Magnus 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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 Bessingby 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 Bessingby 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 districtYO16
Post TownBridlington