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Goodmanham or Godmanham, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Goodmanham or Godmanham, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence at the SW verge of the Wolds, 1¼ mile NE of Market Weighton railway station; is the Godmundingaham of Bede; was the site of the chief pagan temple of North-umbria, destroyed by Coifi, the high priest of the pagan religion of York, on his conversion to Christianity in the time of King Edwin; and is surrounded by substructions in the soil, which indicate it to have been anciently a place of note. The parish comprises 3028 acres; population, 315. Post town, Market Weighton, under Brough. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net yearly value, £550 with residence. The church is mainly Norman, is thought to have been built with materials from the ancient pagan temple, and is good. There is a small Wesleyan chapel.

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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