Place:Ganstead, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGagenestadsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.783°N 0.254°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoSwine, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
Holderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Skirlaugh Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Bilton in Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish to which it was transferred in 1935
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source: Family History Library Catalog

Name of parishGansteadImage:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of placetownship, civil parish
Ancient parishSwine
First Rural DistrictSkirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferredBilton in Holderness
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Ganstead is now a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Hull city centre. It is divided into "Ganstead East" and "Ganstead West" by the A165 road which passes through the village.

Ganstead forms part of the civil parish of Bilton in Holderness.

In 1823 Ganstead was in the parish of Swine and in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. Population at the time was 61 and included four farmers and a corn miller.

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This is an area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, on the east coast of England. An area of rich agricultural land, Holderness was marshland until it was drained in the Middle Ages. Topographically, Holderness has more in common with the Netherlands than other parts of Yorkshire. To the north and west are the Yorkshire Wolds. The Prime Meridian passes through Holderness just to the east of Patrington.

From 1974 to 1996 Holderness lay within the Borough of Holderness in the short-lived county of Humberside. Holderness was the name of an ancient administrative area called a wapentake until the 19th century, when its functions were replaced by other local government bodies, particularly after the 1888 Local Government Act and the 1894 Local Government Act. The city of Kingston upon Hull lies in the southwest corner of Holderness and the town of Bridlington borders the northeast, but both are usually considered to be outside Holderness. The main towns include Beverley, Withernsea, Hornsea and Hedon. The Holderness Coast stretches from Flamborough Head to Spurn Head.
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