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Mappleton and Rowlston, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Mappleton and Rowlston, two hamlets, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The hamlet of Mappleton lies on the coast, 3 miles SSE of Hornsea station on the N.E.R. Acreage of township, 1912; population, 179; of the ecclesiastical parish, 371. The parish contains also the hamlets of Rowlston and Great Cowden, and part of the township of Great Hatfield, and it has a post office under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Hornsea. The. living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £215 with residence. Patron, the Archdeacon of the East Riding. The church is an edifice in the Early English and Decorated; styles, with tower and spire, restored in 1855-56, and contains in a N chantry a white marble altar-tomb to Mr Brough, Marshal of the High Court of Admiralty, who presided at the trial of Admiral Byng. The sea is encroaching, on the land, and threatens eventually to swallow up the church. There is a Wesleyan chapel, erected in 1890.

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 parishMappleton All Saints 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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