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Nunkeeling with Bewholme, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Nunkeeling-with-Bewholme, a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, near the coast, 3 miles NW of Hornsea railway station. There is a post office at Bewholrne, under Hull; money order and telegraph office, Seaton. Acreage, 2314; population, 238. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here in 1150 by Agnes, wife of Herbert de St Quintin, and at the dissolution had revenues amounting to about £50. The name Nunkeeling takes its first part from the nunnery, and the rest corruptedly from Chil Inge, signifying "a cold meadow." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £95 with residence. The church stands in the fields, was rebuilt in 1810, succeeded the church of the ancient nunnery, and retains some round pillars of that edifice, together with its ancient font, and with effigies of Sir Andrew de Fauconberg and a lady. There are a chapel of ease, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and a, police station at Bewholme.

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 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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