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Brandesburton or Brandsburton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishBrandsburton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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

Church Records

Brandesburton Parish Registers (Christenings, Marriages, Burials), 1558-1837 (£)

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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