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Reighton or Righton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Reighton or Righton, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the coast, 1½ mile NW of Speeton railway station, and 5¼ miles NW by N of Bridlington. Post town, Bempton; money order and telegraph office, Hunmanby. The parish comprises 1827 acres of laud and 77 of foreshore; population, 252. The manor belongs to Lord Amherst. Reighton Hall is an ancient brick edifice. A line of rampart extends along the brow of the Wolds, between, Reighton and Speeton Cliff. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £243 with residence. The church has a chancel, nave, and a western tower, and was thoroughly restored in 1893; and the churchyard commands fine views. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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

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