Nunkeeling  East Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Nunkeeling like this:

NUNKEELING-WITH-BEWHOLME, a parish in Skirlaugh district, E. R. Yorkshire; near the coast, 3 miles N W of Hornsea r. station. Post-town, Siggles-thorne, under Hull. Acres, 2, 220. Real property, £3,082. Pop., 271. Houses, 54. The property is subdivided. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, in 1150, by Agnes de Archis; and, at the dissolution, had revenues amounting to £51. ...

The name Nunkeelingtakes its first part from the nunnery; and the rest corruptedly from Chil-Inge, signifying "a cold meadow." The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £90.* Patron, T.Dixon, Esq. The church stands in the fields; was rebuilt in 1810; succeeded the church of the ancient nunnery; and retains some round pillars of that edifice, together with its ancient font, and with effigies of Sir Andrew Falconberg and a lady.

Nunkeeling through time

Nunkeeling is now part of East Riding of Yorkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Riding of Yorkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Nunkeeling itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nunkeeling, in East Riding of Yorkshire and East Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th April 2021

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