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Harswell, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Harswell, a village and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, with a station, called Everingham, on the Selby and Market Weighton branch of the N.E.R., 3½ miles WSW of Market Weighton. There is a post office under York; money order and telegraph office, Holme-on-Spalding Moor. Acreage, 1126; population, 63. The manor, with most of the property, belongs to the Slingsby family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York;- gross value, £200 with residence.

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 parishHarswell St. Peter 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Harswell from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Harswell are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO42
Post TownYork