Holderness  East Riding


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

HOLDERNESS, a wapentake in E. R. Yorkshire; bounded, on the N, by Dickering wapentake, -on the E, by the German ocean, -on the S and W, by the Humber and by Harthill wapentake; and cut into three divisions, middle, north, and south. The m. div. contains thirteen parishes, and parts of three others. ...

Acres, 51, 252. Pop. in 1851, 8, 791. Houses, 1,807. The n. div. contains seventeen parishes, and parts of three others. Acres, 58, 539. Pop. in 1851, 9, 070. Houses, 1,864. The s. div. contains fourteen parishes, and part of another. Acres, 80, 471. Pop. in 1851, 7, 996. Houses, 1, 572. Pop. of the whole, in 1861, 26, 584. Houses, 5, 565.

Holderness through time

Holderness 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 Holderness itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th July 2024

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