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Hollym, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hollym, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the coast, adjacent to the Hull and Holdemess railway, 1½ mile S of Withernsea railway station, and 2½ miles NE of Patrington. Acreage, 2120; population, 235. The parish contains also the township of Withernsea, which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull. Acreage of the parish, 2366; population of the civil parish, 1168; of the ecclesiastical, 682. The manor belongs to the Sykes family. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Withernsea, in the diocese of York; gross value, £290. The church was rebuilt in 1884, and has a tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel and an endowed school.

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 parishHollym St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hollym from the following:

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

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 districtHU19
Post TownWithernsea