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Melton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Melton, a township in Welton parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, near the Hull and Selby railway and the Humber, 1½ mile WNW of Ferriby station on the N.E.R., and 8¼ miles W of Hull. It has a post office under Brough; money order office, Welton; telegraph office, Ferriby North. Acreage, 797 of land, 432 of tidal water, and 664 of foreshore; population, 171. There are brick and tile works. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Welton, in the diocese of York.

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 
Civil parishWelton 
Poor Law unionSculcoates 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Melton 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 districtHU14
Post TownNorth Ferriby