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Sunk Island, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sunk Island, a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the Humber, 5 miles SSW of Patrington railway station. Post town, Hull; money order office, Ottringham; telegraph office, Patrington. Acreage, 7313 of land and 9244 of water and foreshore; population, 440. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The land has been gradually formed since about 1630 by accretion of silt deposited by the Humber, and has been subdivided under lease from the Crown; 700 acres of foreshore have been reclaimed in 1895. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £230 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church, erected in 1877 in place of an older building, is in the Gothic style, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and a tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and at Stone Creek is a coastguard station.

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 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU12
Post TownHull