Sunk Island  East Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sunk Island like this:

SUNK-ISLAND, a parish in Patrington district, E. R. Yorkshire; on the Humber, 3 miles SSW of Patrington r. station. Post town, Patrington, under Hull. Acres, 11,760; of which 6,210 are water. Real property, £12,599. Pop., 376. Houses, 56. The land has been gradually formed, since about 1630, by accretion of silt deposited by the Humber; and has been subdivided under lease from the Crown. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £250. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was repaired in 1859.

Sunk Island through time

Sunk Island is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sunk Island itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sunk Island, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th December 2019

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