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Market Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Market Weighton and Arras, a market-town and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 10 miles W of Beverley and 18 from Hull, with a junction station on the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) Acreage, 5882; population, 1867. The parish council, under the Local Government Act, 1894, consists of thirteen members. A market for provisions is held every Wednesday, and one for cattle, sheep, and pigs on alternate Tuesdays, and fairs are held on 14 May and 25 Sept. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £247 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is a building in the Transition Norman style, and was restored in 1871. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels, a cemetery under the control of a burial board of nine members, a police station, and a temperance hall. The Earl of Londesborough is lord of the manor. There are a large brewery and steam corn mills and several charities. The Market Weighton Canal, 10 miles in length, connects Market Weighton with the Humber.

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 Market Weighton:


Land and Property

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


Online maps of Market Weighton 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 districtYO43
Post TownYork