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Bishop Burton or Louth Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bishop-Burton or Louth-Burton, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the Wolds, 3 miles W of Beverley railway station, with a post, money order, and telegraph office of the name of Bishop-Burton (S.O.) Acreage, 4263; population, 466. A residence of the Archbishops of York was formerly here. Bishop-Burton Hall is the seat of the Watts. The living is a vicarage In the diocese of York; net value, £250. The church commands a fine view, and is good. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school with £20, and almshouses with £162 per annum. In the village is a small mere, near which are several barrows.

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 parishBurton Bishop All Saints 
Poor Law unionBeverley 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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