In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Kilham like this:
KILHAM, a village and a parish in Driffield district, E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the Wolds, near the source of the river Hull, 3½ miles NNW of Lowthorpe r. station, and 5½ NE by N of Great Driffield; consists chiefly of one straggling street, about a mile long; was once a market town; and has a post office under Driffield, and fairs on 21 Aug. and 12 Nov. The parish comprises 7, 660 acres. Real property, £12, 656. Pop., 1, 252. Houses, 274. The manor belongs to W. ...
S. D. Duesbery, Esq. About 350 acres are under wood. A mineral spring is near Rudston road, and a remarkable intermitting spring is at Hempit-hole. Brewing and brick making are carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £300.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is mainly early English; has a beautiful Norman door, and a massive tower; and contains sedilia, a piscina, and monumental tablets to the Andersons, the Thomsons, and others. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a grammar school with £30 a year from endowment, national schools, a mechanics' institute, and charities £8.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Kilham has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of East Riding of Yorkshire. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Kilham and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kilham, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013
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