This village and parish are 4 miles south-west of Barton-on-Humber and 9 miles north of Glanford Brigg. The parish covers just over 2,000 acres. The parish is bounded on the west by the River Ancholme and to the south by Saxby All Saints parish.
The village sits along both sides of the B1204 arterial road and less than a mile east of the River Ancholme. If you are planning a visit:
By automobile, take the B1204 arterial road south from South Ferriby.
The road leading from Horkstow to the top of the Wold was/is called Piggery Hill by the locals as there were fields which were penned off into smaller enclosures, each with it's own hut for the pigs kept there. [Kevin R. SHUCKSMITH]
There are four sons of Horkstow listed on the War Memorial Plaque. Note: None of these men were found in the Commonwealth War Grave database, but deaths under the same names were found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City:
Frederick CARLISLE, private, Lincs. Regt., age 22. Died 13 July 1917, Belgium.
Sidney CROWSON, private, 7th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, age 29. Death not found.
Jack DAVY, private, 2nd Linc. Regt, age 17. Died 9 May 1915, Belgium.
George William NAYLOR, 15th Durham Light Inf., age 49. Died 7 Apr. 1918, France.