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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"GARTON, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 9 miles NE. of Hedon. The church is a neat Gothic structure (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St. Michael of which the King is the patron, and the incumbent is the Rev. Jonathan Dixon, vicar. Pop. 160.

The family of the Lords Dunbar had formerly seat here, called Garton Blue Hall, now converted into a farm house."

"BRACKEN HILL, a farm house in the township of Garton, and parishes of Garton and Roos; 2¾ miles N. of Roos, 9 miles from Hedon."

"GRIMSTON, in the parishes of Garton and Roos, middle-division of Holderness; (Grimston-Garth, the seat of Charles Grimston, Esq.) 10 miles from Hedon, 14 from Hull, 21 from Beverley.

This mansion is a superb structure, of a castellated form, and although of modern erection, displays in its architecture much of the ancient style of baronial magnificence; being one of the most elevated situations in Holderness, it is both a very conspicuous object, and commands a variety of extensive and magnificent prospects. --Bigland.

The family of Grimstons is one of the few in the county, that reside on the estate from which they are denominated. This family is descended from Sylvester de Grimston, of Grimston, who attended William, Duke of Normandy, in his expedition to England as his standard bearer, and in that station, valiantly fought at the battle of Hastings; and in the year following, on the conqueror settling his household, he was appointed his chamberlain, and did homage for Grimston, Hoxton, Tonsted, and other lands, which he held of the Lord Roos, in Holderness, as of his honour of Roos; he was succeeded at Grimston by his son Daniel. The present Grimstons are descendants. --Collins' Peerage."

"OWSTWICK, in the parishes of Garton and Roos, wapentake and liberty of Holderness, 8 miles ENE. of Hedon. Population 139."

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




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