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Londesborough, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Londesborough, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, with a station on the N.E.R. and a post and telegraph office under Market Weighton; money order office, Marke t Weighon. Acreage of township,4258; population, 380. It contains the hamlet of Easthorpe. Londesborough Park is the seat of the Earl of Londesborough. The mansion stands in a beautiful park of 400 acres, containing an avenue more than a mile in length and several lakes, the largest of which is 9 acres in extent. This place gives the title of Baron and Earl to the Denison family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £670 with residence. Patron, Lord Londesborough. The church is a building in various styles of architecture, and contains some interesting monuments of the Clifford family, who owned this estate for nearly 400 years. It was restored in 1885 at the cost of the Earl and Countess of Londesborough. An liospital was founded in 1680 by the Earl of Bridlington and Cork for twelve poor persons, endowed with £100 charged on the Londesborough estate.

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 parishLondesborough All Saints 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtYO43
Post TownYork