Dunnington

DUNNINGTON, a township, in the parish of Beeford, union of Skirlaugh, N. division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 10 miles (E. S. E.) from Driffield; containing 79 inhabitants. At this place, anciently called Dodington, the abbey of Meaux had possessions so early as the 12th century; and when monasteries were dissolved in the reign of Henry VIII., that institution held here 177 acres of land. It is supposed there was once a considerable village, as many foundations are met with in an adjoining field, and it is certain that a chapel existed here, part of the walls of which was standing about half a century since; but the chapel-yard, a small inclosure, now alone remains. The township comprises 678 acres of land: the village is situated east of the road between Beeford and Brandsburton.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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