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Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishBurton-Agnes St. Martin 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield