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Swine, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Swine, a township and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Hull and Hornsea railway, on which it has a station, 7 miles NNE of Hull, and has a post office under Hull; money order and telegraph office, North Skirlaugh. Acreage of the township, 2286; population, 201; of the ecclesiastical parish, 756. The manor belongs to the Crown. The parish also includes the townships of Coniston, Thortleby, Ellerby, and Burton Constable. A Cistercian nunnery was founded here in the time of Stephen by R. de Verli, and was given at the dissolution to the Greshams. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, .6146 with residence. The church is ancient, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower; it contains several old monuments to the Hiltons, &c., and a reredos erected in 1877. The vicarages of Skirlaugh and Bilton-in-Holderness are separate benefices.

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 parishSwine St. Mary 
Poor Law unionSkirlaugh 

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 Swine 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 Swine 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 districtHU11
Post TownHull