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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"HOWDEN, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Howdenshire; 9 miles from Snaith, 10 from Selby, and 21 from, York. The population amounts to 2080. Here is a very good market on Saturday. This town is of considerable antiquity, but it contains nothing remarkable except its church, formerly collegiate, and the remains of the ancient palace of the bishops of Durham." (There is further information for Howden).

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

  • Asselby
  • Balkholme
  • Barmby On The Marsh
  • Barnhill Hall
  • Belby
  • Boothferry
  • Carr House
  • Cotness
  • Duncotes
  • East Linton
  • Howden Grange
  • Howdendyke
  • Kilpin
  • Kilpin Pike
  • Knedlington
  • Laxton
  • Metham
  • New Fields
  • New Land
  • Nova Scotia
  • Saltmarshe
  • Sand Hall
  • Skelton
  • Staddlethorpe
  • Thorpe
  • Thorpe Lidget
  • West Linton
  • Yokefleet
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]



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  • In 1858, the chapelry of Barmby on the Marsh (in this parish) became a parish in its own right. See Barmby on the Marsh Parish.
  • Also in 1858 the townships of Laxton, Cotness, Metham, Saltmarshe, and Yokefleet, all previously in this parish were separated to form the Parish of Laxton.
  • In 1882 a civil parish was formed from detached parts of various townships in this parish. See Bishopsoil Parish
  • Susan Butler's Howden web-site has a brief history of Howden, along with Directory and Census transcriptions.

Memorial Inscriptions