Place:Howdenshire Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHowdenshire Wapentake
Coordinates53.74°N 0.82°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England
Also located inYorkshire, England    
For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

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Howdenshire (#5 on map) was a wapentake and a liberty of England, lying around the town of Howden in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It had a detached part made up of Brantingham parish closer to Hull.

In the Saxon period, the district was under the control of Peterborough's monastery, but it was confiscated by Edward the Confessor, and then given to the Bishop of Durham by William I of England. It came to operate as an exclave of County Durham, much like Allertonshire, but under the dean of Durham rather than the bishop. This peculiarity was abolished in 1846, but the district is still in use for certain administrative purposes.

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List of Ancient Parishes

Ancient ParishParish StatusSubsidiary Places  Subsidiary Place Status
Blacktoft chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish Scalby (near Howden) township, civil parish
Brantingham parish (ancient), civil parish Blacktoft chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish
Ellerker township, civil parish
Eastrington parish (ancient), civil parish Bellasize township, civil parish
Gilberdike township, civil parish
Portington and Cavil township, civil parish
Wallingfen extra parochial area, civil parish
Howden parish (ancient), civil parish Asselby township, civil parish
Balkholme township, civil parish
Barmby on the Marsh chapelry, civil parish
Belby township, civil parish
Cotness township, civil parish
Kilpin township, civil parish
Knedlington township, civil parish
Laxton chapelry, civil parish
Metham township, civil parish
Saltmarshe township, civil parish
Skelton (near Howden) township, civil parish
Thorpe (near Howden) township, civil parish
Yokefleet township, civil parish
Walkington parish (ancient), civil parish none
Welton parish (ancient), civil parish Melton (near Hull) chapelry, civil parish

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