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Spurn Head, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Spurn Head, a headland in Kilnsea parish, E.R. Yorkshire, at the mouth of the Humber, 8 miles E of Great Grimsby, and 12 from Patrington station on the N.E.R. It was known to the Romans as Ocellum Promontorium, to the Saxons as Spuren Head; it terminates a peninsular tract which has been much wasted by the sea, and which once contained the now extinct town of Ravenspur. There were two lighthouses, high and low, until 1893, when a new lighthouse was erected at a cost of over £13,000. There is a post and telegraph office under Hull; money order office, Easington.

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire