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Kirk Ella, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Kirk Ella, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 4 miles from Hull, with a station, called Willerby and Kirk Ella on the Hull and Barnsley railway, and a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Willerby. Acreage of township, 1144; population, 354; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1675. The Sykes family are lords of the manor and principal landowners. Tranby Croft, a handsome mansion in a small park, is the seat of the Wilson family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £500 with residence. The church is an ancient building in the Early English and Perpendicular styles. A church has been built at Aniaby as a chapel of ease to Kirk Ella. The parish contains parts of the townships of West Ella, Aniaby, and Willerby. Kirk Ella, Aniaby, Willerby. and West Ella have each a parish council.

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

Church Records

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


Land and Property

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


Online maps of Kirk Ella 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 districtHU10
Post TownHull