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Hilston, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hilston, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 9 miles NE by E of Heddon, and 7 from Rye Hill station on the N.E.B. Post town, Hull; money order office, Roos; telegraph office, Withernsea. Acreage, 554; population, 38. The Clifford-Constable family are lords of the manor. The living is a rectory, united to that of Tunstall in Holdemess, in the diocese of York; gross joint value, £190 with residence. Patrons, the Archbishop of York and Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart., alternately. The church is in the Transition Norman style, and was rebuilt in 1862 by the late Sir Tatton Sykes. A brick octagonal tower stands on Hilston Mount, was built in 1762, and is 62 feet in circuit and 50 high.

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 parishHilston St. Margaret 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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 districtHU11
Post TownHull