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Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Holderness, a wapentake in E.R. Yorkshire, bounded on the N by Dickering wapentake, on the E by the German Ocean, on the S and W by the Humber and by Harthill wapentake, and cut into three divisions, middle, north, and south.

Holdemess Parliamentary Division of the E.R. Yorkshire was formed under the Redistribution of Seats Act,' 1885, and returns one member to the House of Commons. Population, 41, 298. The division includes the following:- Holdemess (Middle)-Albrough, Benninghoime, Bilton, Bur-ton-Pidsea, Coniston, CowdensAmbo, Danthorpe, East Newton, Ellerby, Elstronwick, Fitling, Flinton, Garnstead, Gar-ton and Grimston, Hedon, Hilston, Humbleton, Leiley, Mar-fleet, Marton, Owstwick, Preston, Boos, South Skirlaugh, Sproatley, Sutton (part of) and Stoneferry, Swine, Thirtleby, Tnnstall, West Newton, Wyton; Holdemess (North)-At-wick, Bewhoime, Bonwick, Brandesburton, Catfoss, Catwick, Dringhoe, Dunnington, Coxhill, Hatfield (Magna), Hatfield (Parva), Hemphoime, Homsea, Leven, Mappleton and Roul-ston, Moortown, North Skirlaugh, Rise, Kiston, Routh, Sig-glesthorne, Skipsea, Wassand and Seaton, Withemwick; Holdemess (South)-Burstwick, Easington, Frodingham (South), Halmsham, Hollym, Holmpton, Keyingham, Kiln-sea, Ottringham, Out Newton, Owthome, Patrington, Paull, Kimswell, Ryhill, Skeffling, Sunk Island, Thomgumbald, Waxhoime, Welwick, Winestead, Withemsea; Hunsley Beacon (North)-Aike, Beswick, Bishop Burton, Cherry Burton, Eske, Etton, Holme-on-the-Wolds, Leckonfield, Lockington, Lockington-in-Kilnwick, Meaux, Molescroft, North Newbald, Scorborough, South Dalton, Storkhill, Thearne, Tickton and Hull Bridge, Walkington, Wawne, Weel, Woodmansey and Beveriey Parks; Beverley, municipal borough; Kingston-upon-Hull, municipal borough.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

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