Place:Halsham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesHalshamsource: from redirect
Halsamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Halsemsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.718°N 0.067°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
Patrington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Holderness Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Halsham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HALSHAM, a parish in Patrington [registration] district, [East Riding of] Yorkshire; 1/2 m. N of Ottringham [railway] station, and 5½ ESE of Hedon. Post town: Ottringham, under Hull. Acres: 2,877. Real property: £3,777. Population: 265. Houses: 45. The property is divided between two. The manor belongs to Sir T. A.Constable. The surface is flat, and formerly was subject to flooding. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £760. Patron: Capt. Shipton, R. N. The church is ancient but good; includes a chantry chapel; has a modern vestry and a tower; and contains sedilia, a pulpit of 1634, an octagonal granite font, and an alabaster effigies of Sir John Constable, of the middle of the 15th century. A handsome mausoleum of the Constable family, with dome and surmounting cross, is near the church. An endowed school and an hospital have £80."

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia Halsham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Withernsea town centre and south of the B1362 road. According to the 2011 UK census, Halsham parish had a population of 255, a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 260.

The parish church of All Saints is a Grade I listed building. To the east of the church is a mausoleum of the Constable family which is designated as a Grade II* listed building. The mausoleum to the Constable family is of stone, with polished white marble facing, with, at its centre, a monument to Sir William Constable (1590–1655)(Historic England credits it to Sir Edward; Nikolaus Pevsner to Sir William), built at a cost of £10,000. Sir John Constable of Kirkby Knowle in 1584 left 80 shillings per year from his estate to be paid out in perpetuity: 20 shillings for the education of eight poor children with a further 24 shillings for their satchels and books; 32 shillings for eight poor men; and 4 shillings for two poor women. He provided for a hospital for the use of the poor men and women of the parish.

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Halsham was originally an ecclesiastical parish in the Holderness Wapentake. It was made a civil parish in 1866 and in 1894 it joined the Patrington Rural District. In 1935 the rural district was abolished and Halsham was absorbed into the Holderness Rural District. The parish remained in Holderness Rural District until 1974. In that year all rural districts were abolished along with the administrative county of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Humberside 1974-1996

In 1974 most of what had been the East Riding of Yorkshire was joined with the northern part of Lincolnshire to became a new English county named Humberside. The urban and rural districts of the former counties were abolished and Humberside was divided into non-metropolitan districts. The new organization did not meet with the pleasure of the local citizenry and Humberside was wound up in 1996. The area north of the River Humber was separated into two "unitary authorities"—Kingston upon Hull covering the former City of Hull and its closest environs, and the less urban section to the west and to the north which, once again, named itself the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The phrase "Yorkshire and the Humber" serves no purpose in WeRelate. It refers to one of a series of basically economic regions established in 1994 and abolished for most purposes in 2011. See the Wikipedia article entited "Regions of England").

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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.
(Source: Wikipedia)