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Wawne or Waghen, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Wawne or Waghen, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 4½ miles SE of Beverley, and 3 from Sutton-on-Hull station on the N.E.R., contains a village of its own name, and has a post and money order office under Hull; telegraph office, Sutton. Acreage, 3718; population of the township, 317; of the ecclesiastical parish, 396. The parish contains also Meux township. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £350 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is in the Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and tower. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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 parishWaghen St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBeverley 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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