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Beswick, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishKilnwick 
Poor Law unionBeverley 

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 Beswick:

1813-1914 1677-18371664-1721

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Beswick 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 Beswick 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