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Keyingham, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Keyingham, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on an eminence adjoining Keyingham Level Drain, 5 miles ESE of Hedon, has a station on the N.E.R., remains of two ancient crosses, and commands an extensive view of the Humber. It has a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Hedon. Acreage of the parish, 3549; population, 587. The land is chiefly marshy clay. Keyingham Level Drain goes 5¼ miles south-south-westward to the Humber at the west side of Sunk Island. Keyingham Creek formerly penetrated in the line of the drain from the Humber to Salthaugh, but is now nearly closed. In a field at the North End farm stood a beautiful cross, which is now in the Keyingham churchyard and is used as a memorial stone to the Owst and Oldfield family. The old font, said to have been that in which A. Marvel was baptized, which was also there, now occupies its old place in the restored church of Winestead. In the same field there is a shaft of an old cross, probably brought from Ottringham, and a quantity of old stones, said to have been brouglit from York Minster. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £300 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is ancient, has a tower with octagonal spire, contains an iron hour-glass stand and several monumental tablets, one bearing date 1647, to a member of the Angell family of Middlesex. The church was restored in 1889, and again in 1893. There are Wcsleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a Foresters' hall.

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 parishKeyingham St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU12
Post TownHull