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WITHERNWICK: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

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"WITHERNWICK, a parish, and township chiefly in the N. division of Holderness wapentake, East Riding county York, but partly within the liberty of St. Peter's, county York, 11 miles N.E. of Hull, and 5 S.W. of Hornsea. About two-thirds of the land are arable and the remainder pasture, with a small proportion of woodland. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of York, and in the gift of the Prebendary of Holme in the cathedral of York. The church is dedicated to St. Alban. The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists have chapels. There are National, Sunday, and Wesleyan schools. The charities produce about £5 per annum. Lord Westbury is lord of the manor."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013