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In 1822, the following places were in


the Parish of Howden:


"ASSELBY, in the parish of Howden, and the wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1¾ miles W. of Howden. Population, 254.

Here Nigel Fossard had two extensive fisheries, which yielded on an average, 2,400 eels annually."


"BALKHOLME, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 2½ miles E. of Howden. Pop. 105."


"BARMBY ON THE MARSH, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 3½ miles W. of Howden; situated near the Derwent, which here falls into the Ouse. Here are two extraordinary springs of sulphuric and chalybeate water, denominated St. Peter's and St. Helen's Wells, the former of which is represented to possess the rare virtue of curing scorbutic eruptions by external application. The places of worship are a chapel of Ease (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St. Helen, of which the Rev. Ralph Spofforth, vicar of Howden, is incumbent and patron. And a small Methodist chapel; there is also a Free Grammar school for ten boys. The inhabitants of this village, have the singular privilege of electing their own pastor; all the male adults (with the exception of paupers) have the right of voting. This place is noted for its manufacture of sacking. There are races held here the last Thursday in June, which continues three successive days. Barmby was granted by William the Conqueror, to forty of his soldiers, each of whom received an Oxgang, or (twenty acres) in the whole eight hundred acres of land, and these Oxgangs still bear the names of their original owners. Population, 525."


"BARNHILL HALL, a farm house in the township of Knedlington, and parish of Howden; 1 mile WNW. of Howden."


"BELBY, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1½ miles ENE. of Howden. Pop. 49."


"BOOTHFERRY, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1½ miles SW. of Howden, A small ferry on the opposite side of the river to that of Boothferry, is kept by Mr. Wm. Wells, innkeeper."


"CARR HOUSE, a farm house in the township of Metham, and parish of Howden; 3¾ miles ESE. of Howden."


"COTNESS, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 4 miles SE. of Howden. A very small village near the river Ouse. Population 29."


"DUNCOTES, a single house in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire."


"EAST LINTON, a farm house in the township of Balkholme, and parish of Howden; 3¼ miles E. of Howden."


"HOWDEN GRANGE, a farm house in the township and parish of Howden; 3 miles from Howden."


"HOWDENDYKE, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1 mile S. of Howden. Here is a Ferry over the river Ouse."


"KILPIN, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1¾ miles ESE. of Howden. Pop. 318."


"KILPIN PIKE, a hamlet in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1¼ miles SE. of Howden."


"KNEDLINGTON, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; ¾ mile WSW. of Howden, 1 mile W. of Howden. At the west end of the village stands the ancient hall built in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Population, 118.

In an old Hall, in this village, was born Dr. Terrick, Bishop of London."


"LAXTON, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 3¼ miles ESE. of Howden. Pop. 268. A perpetual curacy under Howden."


"METHAM, in the parish of Howden, and wapentake of Howdenshire; 4¼ miles ESE. of Howden. This village was once the seat of the ancient family of Metham. Sir Thomas Metham, Knight, was slain at the battle of Marston Moor; being then captain of the Yorkshire gentlemen, who served as volunteers, on the part of Charles I. in that battle. Upon a moor in the neighbourhood, a Roman pottery has been discovered, where a great quantity of cinders, pieces of broken urns, and other vessels are found: it is about a mile distant from the Roman military highway. Population, 45."


"NEW FIELDS, a hamlet in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1¼ miles NE. of Howden."


"NEW LAND, in the parishes of Howden and Eastrington, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; ½ mile SE. of Eastrington, 3 miles E. of Howden."


"NOVA SCOTIA, a farm house in the township of Skelton, and parish of Howden; 2 miles ENE. of Howden."


"SALTMARSHE, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; (the seat of Philip Saltmarshe, Esq.); 3¾ miles SE. of Howden. Population, 179.

Sir Lionel Saltmarshe lived in the time of King Harold. He did homage to King William the Conqueror, and was knighted by him at the castle of Knore, the 14th of November, 1067, where he gave him under the royal letters patent, the lordship of Saltmarshe. This family has flourished here ever since. -Hutchinson's Hist. Durham."


"SAND HALL, (the seat of William Sholfield, Esq.) in the township of Skelton, and parish of Howden; 3 miles SSE. of Howden, 13 from Selby."


"SKELTON, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 2 miles SE. of Howden, 2 miles SSE. of Howden. This village lies close to the river Ouse, and near the Howden Dyke Ferry, where passengers are landed from the steam packets from Selby to Hull about noon. Pop. 221."


"STADDLETHORPE, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 5½ miles E. of Howden."


"THORPE, in the parish of Howden, wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 1¼ miles NE. of Howden. Pop. 53."


"THORPE LIDGET, 2 cots. in the township of Thorpe, and parish of Howden; 1¼ miles NE. of Howden."


"WEST LINTON, a farm house in the township of Balkholme, and parish of Howden; 2¾ miles E. of Howden."


"YOKEFLEET, in the parish of Howden, wap. and liberty of Howdenshire; 5 miles ESE. of Howden, 6 miles SE. of Howden. This village is situated near to the river Ouse, and the windmill serves as a mark for the sailors to navigate the river. Population, 199."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. 2010]


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