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Preston, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Preston, a township and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township stands 1 mile N of Hedon station on the N.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Hedon. It comprises 5004 acres; population, 948; of the ecclesiastical parish, 1064. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The Clifford-Constable family are lords of the manor. The living is a rectory in The diocese of York; net value, £269 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is a fine edifice in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. It was thoroughly restored in 1882. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishPreston All Saints 

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Preston 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 districtHU12
Post TownHull