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The Ancient Parish of PAULL

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"PAULL, (or PAUL or PAGHILL), a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 3 miles SW. of Hedon, pleasantly situated on the East side of the Humber. This village, during the late war, was in great fame for its dockyard, where ships of the line of as high a rate as seventy-fours were built. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew and St. Mary, is a very ancient building, and is generally supposed to have been erected before the Conquest (see Churches for photograph). The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York. Here is also a Methodist chapel, with a Sunday school attached to it. Pop. 486."


"BOREAS HILL, in the parish of Paull, wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 1½ miles ESE. of Paull, 2 miles S. of Hedon. Its name is very applicable to its situation, which is very much exposed to the winds; it is very near to the Humber, and the summit of Boreas Hill commands a fine prospect of her wide and expanded streams, with the numerous vessels sailing on its bosom."


"CAMERTON, in the parish of Paull, south division of Holderness; (the seat of Edward Ombler, Esq.); 3½ miles E. of Paull, 8 miles from Hedon, 7 from Patrington, 11 from Hull. --Pop. included in Ryhill."


"HIGH PAULL, in the township and parish of Paull; ½ mile SSE. of Paull, 3½ miles from Hedon, 6½ from Patrington, 10½ from Hull."


"LITTLE HUMBER, a farm house in the parish of Paull, wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 2¾ miles SE. of Paull, 3 miles S. of Hedon."


"PAULL HOLMES, a farm house in the township and parish of Paull; 1½ miles SE. of Paull, 3½ miles from Hedon."


"THORNGUMBALD, in the parish of Paull, wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 2½ miles E. of Paull, 2 miles SSE. of Hedon. Here is a small Chapel of Ease (see Churches for photograph), of which the Rev. John Bowman is Incumbent; likewise a small Independent chapel, built in 1801. This village was formerly called Thorn cum Paul, on account of its being in the parish of Paull, and is now corrupted to Thorngumbald. Pop. 259."

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

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