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BELBY, a township, in the parish and union of Howden, wapentake of Howdenshire, E. riding of York, 1½ mile (E. by N.) from Howden; containing 58 inhabitants It is situated on the road between Howden and Balkholme, and comprises by computation 440 acres of land, laid out in two farms.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.