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Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Willerby, a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 2½ miles ENE of Ganton station on the N.E.R., and 7½ miles SSW of Scarborough. It comprises the hamlets of Staxton and Binnington. Post town, York; money order office, Ganton; telegraph office, Sherburn. Acreage, 4570; population, 446. There is a parish council of nine members and a chairman. The manor belongs to Lord Londesborough. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £230. The church is an ancient edifice in the Early English and Late Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and low western tower; it was restored in 1882. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishWillerby St. Peter 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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 districtHU10
Post TownHull