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Emswell with Little Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Emswell-with-Little Driffield, a township in Driffield parish, E.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles WNW of Great Driffield. Acreage, 2590; population, 334. Post town, and money order and telegraph office, Driffield. The township consists of Emswell-with-Kelleythorpe, amalgamated with part of Little Driffield township under a Local Government Order of 1885. The church is very ancient, having existed in Saxon times, -iind is celebrated as the burial place of the pious and learned Northumbrian King Alfred, who died in 705; it was almost sntirely rebuilt in 1809, and has recently been restored. The living is annexed to that of Great Driffield. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel. The Earl of Londesborough is lord of the manor and principal landowner.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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