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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SWINE, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 7 miles NW. of Hedon. The church which is a Gothic structure (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St Mary, claims to be of the age of Prince Offa; the patron is Mrs. Bramley, and the Rev. Matthew Williamson, is the vicar. Population, 229," (There is further information for Swine).

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

  • Arnold
  • Benningholme
  • Benningholme Grange
  • Bilton
  • Burton Constable
  • Coniston
  • Dowthorpe Hall
  • Fairholme
  • Ganstead
  • Langthorpe Hall
  • Marton
  • New Ellerby
  • North Skirlaugh
  • Old Ellerby
  • Oubrough
  • Rowton
  • Skirlaugh
  • South Skirlaugh
  • Thirtleby
  • Turmer Hall
  • Woodhall
  • Wyton

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


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Historical Geography

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  • In 1867, the chapelry of Bilton along with the townships of Ganstead and Wyton (in this parish) were formed into the Parish of Bilton.
  • Also in 1867 several townships, all previously in this parish, were separated to form the Parish of Skirlaugh.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TA136358 (Lat/Lon: 53.806091, -0.276389), Swine which are provided by:

Memorial Inscriptions

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:
    • (TA144315) Bilton Grange


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