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HUMBLETON:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"HUMBLETON, a parish in the middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, East Riding county York, 9½ miles N.E. of Hull, and 5 N.E. of Hedon, its railway station and nearest money-order office. It contains the townships of Humbleton, Danthorpe, Elstronwick, Flinton, and Fitling. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The living is a vicarage* with that of Elstronwick annexed, in the diocese of York, value £230, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an ancient stone structure with a square embattled tower. It contains an oil-painting of the Transfiguration, after Raphael, presented by Miss Dixon as an altar-piece. The charities consist of about £70 per annum, the produce of a farm bequeathed by Francis Heron in 1718. Out of this estate a free school has been erected for both sexes, and a part has been recently exchanged for other lands. Lord Hotham is lord of the manor."


"DANTHORPE, a township in the parish of Humbleton, in the middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, in the East Riding of the county of York, 8 miles N.E. of Hull. The Hon. A. Coventry is lord of the manor."


"ELSTRONWICK, a township in the parish of Humbleton, middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, East Riding county York, 1½ mile S. of Humbleton, and 4 miles N.E. of Hedon. The Keyingham Level Drain passes through the township. The living is a curacy in the diocese of York, annexed to the vicarage of Humbleton, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The chapel-of-ease is a plain structure, built in the reign of Henry VIII., and contains monuments of the Bell family. The Primitive Methodists have a chapel, and there is an endowed free school."


"FITLING, a township in the parish of Humbleton, middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, East Riding county York, 2 miles E. of Humbleton, and 6 N.E. of Hedon."


"FLINTON, a township in the parish of Humbleton, middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, East Riding county York, 1 mile N.W. of Humbleton, and 4 miles N.E. of Hedon. The Wesleyans erected a chapel here in 1855."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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