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Speeton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Speeton, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Bridlington parish, in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, with a station on the Hull and Bridlington railway, 4½ miles NNW of Bridlington. Post town, York; money order office, Bempton; telegraph office, Bridlington. Acreage, 1851 of land and 74 of water and foreshore; population, 151. The manor belongs to Lord Londesborough. Cliffs here abound in fossils, and swarm with sea-fowl. Numerous flint instruments have been found. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £34. Patron, Lord Londesborough. The church was repaired in 1833 and again in 1892. There is a small Wesleyan chapel.

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 
Civil parishBridlington 
Poor Law unionBridlington 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Speeton:

1636-1914 1639-19201634-1785

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Speeton 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 districtYO14
Post TownFiley