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Dunnington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Dunnington, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the river Derwenty 3 miles from Holtby station on the N.E.R., and 4 E of York, and has a post and money order office under York, and a pleasure fair on the second Monday in July. Area of township, 2246 acres; population, 680. The parish includes also the township of Grimston. Acreage, 3040; population, 744. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; value, £380 with residence. Patron, Earl Brownlow. The church is an ancient edifice, but is still in good condition, and has. a tower; an additional aisle was built, with organ chamber and vestry, in 1877. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishDunnington St. Nicholas 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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

Church Records

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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