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Walkington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Walkington, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 3 miles SW of Beverley station on the N.E.R., with a post office under Beverley; money order and telegraph office, Bishop Burton. Acreage, 3729; population, 950. There is a parish council consisting of eleven members. Walkington Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £755 with residence. The church is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, and a western tower. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. The East Riding Lunatic Asylum is in this parish.

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 parishWalkington All Hallows 
Poor Law unionBeverley 

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 Walkington 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 Walkington are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHU17
Post TownBeverley