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Sherburn, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sherburn, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile S of the York and Scarborough railway, and 10 miles SW of Scarborough. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under York. The parish comprises 4738 acres; population, 688. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. The manor belongs to Viscountess Downe. Sherburn Wold is a large tract to the S of the village. Malting and brewing are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £120 with residence. The church is ancient, in mixed styles, and consists of chancel, nave, and part of a tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. A cattle market is held on alternate Mondays, and a statute hiring fair in the second week of November.

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 parishSherburn St. Hilda 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sherburn 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

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

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO17
Post TownMalton