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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"EASTRINGTON, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 4 miles ENE. of Howden. Here is an ancient church, dedicated to St. Michael (see Churches for photograph), of which the king is the patron; likewise a Methodist chapel, and a free school, endowed with £30. per annum. Population, 375.

In 1727, Mr. Joseph Hewsley of this place, endowed a Free School here, with land, for teaching the poor children of the parish to read and write: annual value in 1787, £20."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Bellasize
  • Bennetland
  • Burland
  • Caville
  • Cheapsides
  • Eight And Forty Houses
  • Gilberdyke
  • Green Oak
  • Hive
  • New Land
  • Newport
  • Newton
  • Owsthorpe
  • Portington
  • River Bridge
  • Sandholme
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]



Church History

Church Records




  • Susan Butler's Eastrington web-site has a brief history of Eastrington, along with histories of the school and the church etc.

Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE813280) Greenoak