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Ravenspur, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ravenspur, Ravenser, or Ravensrode, a quondam seaport in the E.R. Yorkshire, near Spurn Head. It sent members to Parliament in the time of Edward I.; suffered so much injury from the sea in 1340 that its merchants then removed to Hull; suffered renewed and very devastating injury from the sea in 1357; was, nevertheless, the landing-place of Henry IV. in 1399, and of Edward IV. in 1471; and about the latter time, or very soon afterwards, was entirely swept away by the sea.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online: