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Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Withernsea, a township-chapelry, with a village, in Hollym parish, E.R. Yorkshire, on the coast, at the terminus of the Hull and Holderness railway, 4½ miles NE by N of Patrington. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hull, a railway station, a hotel converted into a convalescent home in 1892, a handsome church which has been restored, a chapel of ease, and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels. Acreage, 245 of land and 60 of water and foreshore; population, 933. The living is annexed to Hollym. There is a lighthouse, erected in 1894-95.

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 
Civil parishHollym 
Poor Law unionPatrington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Withernsea from the following:

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 districtHU19
Post TownWithernsea