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Heslington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Heslington, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles from York station on the G.N. and N.E. railways, with a post office under York; money order office, Heslington Road; telegraph office, Fulford. Acreage of the parish, 2644; population, 477. Heslington Hall belonged to the Heskeths, passed to the Yarburghs, is a fine specimen of Tudor architecture, and is said to have been built for the reception of Queen Elizabeth when visiting the north. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, , £285 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church, built in 1858, is in the Gothic style, consists of chancel, nave, and western tower, with spire. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The lord of the manor is chief landowner. Various antiquities have been found in a gravel pit in the neighbourhood.

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 parishHeslington St. Peter and St. Paul 
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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RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO10
Post TownYork