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Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hutton Cranswick, a township and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, comprising the two villages of Hutton and Cranswick, the former 3 miles and the latter 4 miles S of Great Driffield. Hutton Cranswick station, on the Hull and Scarborough railway, is in the village of Cranswick, where there is also a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull. The township comprises 4741 acres; population, 1057. The parish contains also the townships of Sunderlandwick and Eotsea, and comprises 6449 acres; population, 1170. The manors of Hutton and Cranswick belong to the Earl of Londesborough and Lord Hotham. The surface is flat, rising towards the NW, the village of Hutton standing on an elevated knoll of chalk with an extensive view over the plain of Hol-derness. The navigable river Hull bounds the E. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £110 with residence. The church, situated at Hntton, dates from the 12th century and, with the exception of its embattled tower, was restored in 1875-76. A curious old Saxon or Norman font, which belonged to this church, is now in the museum at York. There are Baptist, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishHutton-Cranswick St. Peter 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield