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Burstwick, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Burstwick, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The township is joined with Skeckling, includes part of Ridgmont, lies on the Hull and Withernsea railway, near the Humber, 8 miles ESE of Hull, and has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Hedon. Acreage of the township, 4338; population, 437; of the parish, 700. The parish contains also the townships of Ryhill and Camerton. The living is a discharged vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £240 with residence. The church is Later English, and was completely restored in 1893. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and small charities.

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 parishBurstwick All Saints 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU12
Post TownHull