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Holmpton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Holmpton, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in E.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 3½ miles E by N of Patrington railway station, and 3j- from Withernsea railway station, where there is a post office. Acreage of township, 1874 of land, and 62 of water and foreshore; population, 195; of ecclesiastical parish, 130. Holmpton Hall, rebuilt in 1866, is the seat of the Parker family. There are excellent sands. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £89 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a small but substantial edifice, whose walls are 4 feet thick, with a tower, contains a Norman font, and a monument by Rossi of 1820; it was restored in 1875. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, also a coastguard station.

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 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Holmpton:

1739-1915 1741-19291739-1989

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Holmpton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Holmpton are available from a number of sites:

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