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Hilderthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hilderthorpe, a township in Bridlington parish, E.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 1 mile S of Bridlington Quay, from which it is separated by the harbour. It has a post and money order office (T.S.O.) under Bridlington Quay; telegraph office, Bridlington Quay. Acreage, 429 and 96 of tidal water and foreshore; population, 1736. There is a mission church. The township is frequented in summer for sea-bathing. Hilfield or Hillfield, a parochial chapelry in Dorsetshire, 3 miles ENE of Evershot station on the G.W.R., and 8½ NW by N of Cerne Abbas. Post town, Dorchester; money order and telegraph office, Evershot. Acreage, 1599; population, 133. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £75. Patron, the Vicar of Sydling. The church is good.

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 
Civil parishBridlington 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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

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 districtYO15
Post TownBridlington