Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire
Burton-Agnes, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Hull and Scarborough railway, 5½ miles SW of Bridlington, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Lowthorpe. Acreage, 2554; population, 321; of the ecclesiastical parish, with Harpham, 833. The parish contains also the townships of Haisthorpe, Thornholme, and Gransmoor. Burton-Agnes Hall is the seat of the Boynton family, was built by Inigo Jones, and stands on a fine slope of the Wolds, forming a striking object from the railway. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Harpham, in the diocese of York; net value, £778 with residence. The church has a nave of three bays and a good western tower, contains an Anglo-Norman font, an altar-tomb of 1336, and a tomb with effigy of 1481. The chancel was restored by Archdeacon Robert Wilberforce. There is a Wesleyan chapel, a reading-room with library, opened in 1886, an endowed school, and almshouses for four poor widows.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Burton-Agnes St. Martin|
|Poor Law union||Bridlington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Burton Agnes:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Burton Agnes from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Burton-Agnes (St. Martin))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Burton Agnes 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: