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Burnby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Burnby, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, on an affluent of the river Derwent and on the York and Market-Weighton railway, 2½ miles ESE of Pocklington. There is a station called Nunburnholme on the railway, and the post town is Hayton. Acreage of township, 1702; population, 115. The living is a rectory in the diocesn of York; net value, £286 with residence. Patron, Lord Londesborough. The church is ancient, in the Early English style, with some Norman remains.

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 parishBurnby St. Giles 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Burnby 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 Burnby 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 districtYO42
Post TownYork