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Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sledmere, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 3 miles NNE of Fimber railway, station, and 8 NW of Driffield. It has a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, Driffield. The parish bears the name of Sledmere-with-Croom, and comprises 7043 acres; population, 507. There is a parish council consisting of ten members. The manor belongs to the Sykes family. Sledmere Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £287. The church is at present in course of rebuilding at the sole cost of Sir Tatton Sykes, Bart. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan 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 parishSledmere St. Mary 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Sledmere from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Sledmere are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO25
Post TownDriffield