Brandesburton or Brandsburton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Brandesburton or Brandsburton, a large village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 6 miles W of Hornsea railway station and 8 NE of Beverley, and has a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Leven. It is a seat of petty sessions, and formerly had a fair on 15 May. Area of township, 4970 acres; population, 698; of the ecclesiastical parish, 683. The parish includes also the township of Moor-Town and the hamlet of Burshill. The manor was bequeathed in 1601 by Lady Dacres for building and endowing Emmanuel Hospital, Westminster. Brandesburton Moor is a meet for the Holderness hounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £861 with residence. Patron, St John's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, and has two brasses of 1364. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and small charities. Antediluvian remains have been found.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Brandsburton St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Skirlaugh|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brandesburton or Brandsburton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brandsburton (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Brandesburton or Brandsburton 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: