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Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire

Howden is a small market town and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies north of the M62, on the A614 road about 3 miles north of Goole and 17 miles south-west of York. William the Conqueror gave the town to the Bishops of Durham in 1080. The wapentake of Howdenshire was named after the town, the Bishops of Durham also owning the wapentake.
Post townGOOLE
Administrative CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
Traditional CountyYorkshire, East Riding
OS GridSE7428
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01430
Population3,810 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire has been known in the past

Hovedene ~ Hovedon ~ Howdenshire ~ Howdon ~ Houed' ~ Houedene ~ Houeden

Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Howden, market town, par., and township, with ry. sta., East-Riding Yorkshire, 21 miles W. of Hull by rail - par., 14,946 ac. (994 water), pop. 4080; township, 3098 ac. (178 water), pop. 2198; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. The principal attraction of Howden is its 13th century church, containing many ancient monuments. A noted horse fair held herc attracts dealers from all parts of the country. Howden has corn mills,a tannery. and brickworks.

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