Place:Hempholme, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates53.939°N 0.342°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
Humberside, England     (1974 - 1996)
East Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
See alsoLeven, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish of which Hempholme was a detached 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
Brandesburton, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
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Name of parishHempholme Image:ERYHoldernessWapentake60.png
Type of place township, civil parish
Ancient parishLeven
First Rural District Skirlaugh Rural District (1894-1935)
Parish to which it transferredBrandesburton
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Hempholme is now a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 8 miles (13 km) northeast of Beverley town centre, and 1 mile (1.6 km) east of the Driffield Navigation (a canal).

In 1823 Hempholme was in the civil parish of Leven, and the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. Population at the time was 93. Occupations included six farmers, some of whom were yeomen (landowning farmers), and a schoolmaster.

Since 1935 Hempholme has formed part of the civil parish of Brandesburton.

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Hempholme was originally a township within Leven, but was made a civil parish in 1866. In 1894 it joined the Skirlaugh Rural District. In 1935 it ceased to be an independent civil parish and was absorbed into the parish of Brandesburton.

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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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