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Tunstall, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Tunstall, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, 4 miles from Withernsea station on the N.E.R. Post town, Hull; money order office, Roos; telegraph office, Withernsea. Acreage, 1305 of land and 165 of foreshore; population of the civil parish, 121; of the ecclesiastical, 159. The manor belongs to the Grimston family. The living is a rectory, with Hilston annexed, in the diocese of York; gross value, £190 with residence. Patrons, the Archbishop and Sir T. Sykes, Bart., alternately. The church is an ancient building in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower. The chancel was rebuilt in 1862, and the whole church thoroughly restored in 1874. The sea is constantly encroaching here.

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 parishTunstall All Saints 
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

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 districtHU12
Post TownHull