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Meux, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Meux, a township in Wawne parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, 3½ miles E of Beverley station on the N.E.R. Acreage, 1409; population, 76. The name was taken from Meaux in Normandy by Norman settlers. A Cistercian abbey was founded here in 1140 by William Ie Gros, Earl of Albemarle; was colonized from Fountains Abbey; and is now represented by part of a wall and traces of the moats. Several interesting relics, including monumental stones, a tessellated pavement, a key, a knife, and a ring, have been found in the ruins. There is a chapel of ease erected in 1872.

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 parishWaghen 
Poor Law unionBeverley 

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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