Place:Keyingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesCaingehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Chaingehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 307
Kayinghamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.701°N 0.101°W
Located inEast Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoHolderness Wapentake, East Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which the parish was located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia which describes the parish since the changes of 1974 and 1996

Keyingham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The village is situated approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Kingston upon Hull city centre and lies on the [[wikipedia:A1033 road. According to the 2011 UK Census, Keyingham parish had a population of 2,314, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 2,302.

Keyingham is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book as in the Hundred of Holderness, with 31 households, 30 villagers, one priest and a church. Eight ploughlands and 24 acres (0.1 km2) of meadow are recorded. In 1066 Thorfridh held the lordship, this transferred by 1086 to Drogo of la BeuvriËre, who was also [[wikipedia:Tenant-in-chief to King William I.

In 1823 Keyingham (or Kyingham) was a civil parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. The patronage of the ecclesiastical parish and church was under the Archbishop of York. In 1802 the interest from a bequest of 200 shillings was left for the education of poor parish children of 'Kayingham', administered by the churchwardens, and the incumbent who held his post as a perpetual curate. Parish population in 1823 was 639. Occupations included eight farmers, two blacksmiths, two wheelwrights, four grocers, a corn miller, six shoemakers, two tailors, one of whom was also a draper, a bricklayer who was also the parish clerk, a school master, two publicans. Two carriers operated between the village and Hull twice weekly.

Keyingham was served from 1854 to 1964 by Keyingham railway station on the wikipedia:Hull and Holderness Railway.

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Keyingham 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 Keyingham 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.
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