Place:Harswell, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesErseuuellesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates53.85°N 0.745°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoPocklington Rural, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district in which it was situated 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Harswell is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Market Weighton town centre and 5 miles (8 km) south of Pocklington, a mile west of the A614 road.

Harswell was served by Everingham railway station on the Selby to Driffield Line between 1853 and 1954.

Historically, Harswell was an ecclesiastical parish in the wapentake of Harthill. From 1894 until 1935, Harswell was a civil parish in Pocklington Rural District. In 1935 it merged with the neighbouring civil parish of Everingham to become the enlarged parish of Everingham, or, as sometimes known, the parish of Everingham and Harswell.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI on Harswell. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
  • The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Harswell provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Harswell.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to three maps of the East Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
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