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Harpham, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Harpham, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village lies 1 mile N of Lowthorpe station on the N.E.R., and 5¼ miles NE of Great Driffield; was the "birthplace of St John of Beverley, and has a post office under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Lowthorpe. The township comprises 2258 acres; population, 208. The manor has belonged to the St Quintins from the Conquest. The lord of the manor is the chief landowner. The living is annexed to the rectory of Burton Agnes, in the diocese of York; net value, £475 with residence. The church is ancient, with a tower; the chancel was partly rebuilt in 1827, and it has stained glass windows with the arms and the pedigree of the St Quintins, and contains three brasses with effigies, a stone coffin, several monuments to the St Quintins, and a very curious font.

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 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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

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 districtYO25
Post TownDriffield