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Leven, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Leven, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 4½ miles E by N of Arram railway station, and 6 NE of Beverley; is connected by a canal, westward, with the river Hull; comprises two streets-crossing at right angles; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull. The township comprises 3674 acres, besides 38 of water and foreshore; population, 769. The parish contains also the township of Hempholme. Population of the civil parish, 858; of the ecclesiastical, 892. The manor belongs to the Bethell family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £823 with residence. The church has an open-timbered roof, a fine E window, and a tower, and is good. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, a temperance hall, and a county police station.

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 Leven:


Land and Property

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


Online maps of Leven 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 districtHU17
Post TownBeverley