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Sproatley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sproatley, a parish, with a village, in the E.R. Yorkshire, 4 miles N of Hedon station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Hull; money order office, Preston; telegraph office, Hedon. Acreage, 1372; population, 325. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to the Clifford-Constable baronet family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £280 with residence. The church was rebuilt in 1820 and restored in 1886, is in the Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, N porch, and embattled western tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school, a county police station, and a charity producing about £300 per annum for apprenticing and educating fourteen boys and fourteen girls.

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 parishSproatley All Saints 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU11
Post TownHull