Beswick, East Riding of Yorkshire
Beswick, a township-chapelry and a village in Kilnwick-on-the-Wolds parish, E.R. Yorkshire, 1½ mile NW of Lockington station on the N.E.R., and 6½ miles N by W of Beverley. It includes the hamlet of Wilfholme, and has a post office under Beverley. Acreage, 2029; population, 211. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. It is held with Watton, and the gross income of the two parishes is £227. The church is good, and there is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Beverley|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Beswick:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Beswick from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Beswick)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Beswick are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: