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Burton Constable, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Burton-Constable, a hamlet in the township of West Newton, Swine parish, E.R. Yorkshire, with a station on the Hornsea railway, 8½ miles NE of Hull. Aldbrough is the post and money order office; telegraph office at the station. Burton-Constable House, formerly the property of the Cliffords, now the seat of the Clifford-Constable family, is one of the oldest and finest baronial halls in England, with fronts of 131 and 133 feet, and a tower at each corner; and contains a large collection of local manuscript history, and many family portraits.

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 
Civil parishSwine 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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

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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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU11
Post TownHull