Harpham

HARPHAM, a parish, in the union of Driffield, wapentake of Dickering, E. riding of York, 5½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Driffield; containing 239 inhabitants. It comprises about 1970 acres of land. The village is neatly built, and pleasantly situated a short distance south of the road from Driffield to Bridlington; east of the village is St. John's Well, so called from St. John of Beverley, who is said to have been born here. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Burton-Agnes. The church is the burial-place of the family of St. Quintin, whose founder came over with the Conqueror; their pedigree, from 1080 to 1777, showing an uninterrupted succession of twenty-eight generations in the male line, is beautifully represented in stained glass in the windows. On the western side of the churchyard are vestiges of the ancient family mansion and fish-ponds. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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