Hunmanby  East Riding


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

HUNMANBY, a village, a township, a parish, and a sub-district in Bridlington district, E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands adjacent to the Hull and Scarborough railway, between the Wolds and the sea, 8 miles NW by N of Bridlington; is clean and gas lighted; and has a station on the railway, a post office under York, a good inn, a brewery, a church, three dissenting chapels, a parochial school, a literary institution, a parochial library, charities about £35, a monthly cattle market, and fairs on 6 May and 29 Oct. ...

The church is partly of the 12th century; was repaired at much cost, in 1845; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with a tower; and contains armorial bearings of the ancient lords of Hunmanby manor, a modern monument to the Osbaldestons, and two memorial windows to the Mitfords.-The township comprises 7, 200 acres of land, and 222 of water. Pop. in 1851, 1, 291; in 1861, 1, 387. Houses, 291.—The parish contains also the chapelry of Fordon, and comprises 8, 882 acres. Real property, £10, 614. Pop., 1, 425. Houses, 296. Hunmanby Hall belongs to Admiral Mitford; and is a very old but restored brick edifice in a park, with a Gothic entrance arch. There are extensive brick and tile works. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, and till lately was united to Fordon. Value, £958.* Patron, Admiral Mitford. Dr. Fiddes, author of a life of Wolsey, was a native.—The sub-district contains also six other parishes and part of another. Acres, 30, 257. Pop., 3, 914. Houses, 780.

Hunmanby through time

Hunmanby is now part of Scarborough district. Click here for graphs and data of how Scarborough has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hunmanby itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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