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Lockington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Lockington, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the Hull and Scarborough railway, 6 miles NNW of Beverley, and has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Cherry Burton. The township includes the village, and extends into the country. Acreage, 2804; population, 488; of the ecclesiastical parish, 427. The parish contains also part of Aike township. The manor belongs to Lord Hotham. A canal, formed by the Hotham family, goes 2 miles from Lockington to the river Hull. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £478 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and includes a mortuary chapel containing monuments and armorial bearings of the Constable family. It was restored in 1893. The churchyard was enlarged in 1891. There are 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 parishLockington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBeverley 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lockington from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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