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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"LEVEN, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 6½ miles W. of Hornsea. Sir W. O. Pennyman, Bart. is the patron of the church (see Churches for photograph), which is a rectory and dedicated to St. Faith, in the deanry of Holderness. Pop. 658.

A canal was cut by the late Mr. Bethell of Rise, from the river Hull to this village, which supplies the greatest part of north and middle Holderness with coals and lime."

"HALLYTREEHOLME, a farm house in the township of Hempholme, and parish of Leven; 2¾ miles NNW. of Leven, 9 miles from Driffield."

"HEIGHHOLME, (or Hayholme Hall), a farm house in the township of Hempholme, and parish of Leven; 1¼ miles NW. of Leven, 7 miles from Driffield, 9 from Beverley."

"HEMPHOLME, in the parish of Leven, wapentake & liberty of Holderness; 3¼ miles NNW. of Leven, 8½ miles SE of Driffield. Pop. 93."

"NEVILLE GRANGE, a farm house in the parish of Leven, wapentake and liberty of Holderness; 5 miles NE. of Beverley."

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




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  • 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:
    • (TA101455) Little Leven