Place:Goxhill, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesGolsesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 306
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.883°N 0.186°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoHolderness 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
Hatfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish to which it was transferred in 1935
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Name of parish GoxhillImage:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place parish (ancient), civil parish
Ancient parishself
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferred Hatfield
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Goxhill is now a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Hornsea town centre.

The village was a civil parish until 1935, when it was merged with the parishes of Great Hatfield and Little Hatfield to form the parish of Hatfield.

The parish church of St Giles is a Grade II listed building.

In 1823 Goxhill parish was in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. At the time the parish church was undergoing repairs, begun in 1818. Population was 70, which included five farmers. In 1840 population was 65, again with five farmers, the parish land of 880 acres (3.6 km2) was the property of Rev Charles Constable, who had been patron of the incumbent of St. Giles Church since 1823.

Goxhill was served from 1865 to 1953 by Wassand railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway.

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Goxhill was originally an ecclesiastical parish in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 it ceased to be an independent civil parish and its area was transferred to the newly formed parish of Hatfield.

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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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