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East Riding
All Saints Church Londesborough 5.jpg
All Saints Church, Londesborough
Grid reference: SE868455
Location: 53°53’55"N, 0°40’46"W
Population: 182  (2011)
Post town: York
Postcode: YO43
Dialling code: 01430
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Londesborough is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, two and a half miles north of the market town of Market Weighton.

The wider civil parish (including the hamlet of Middlethorpe, had a population of 182 recoded at the 2011 census.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail, a long-distance footpath passes through the village. The parish church, All Saints, is a Grade I listed building.[1]


Some scholars suggest the still-undiscovered Roman camp of Delgovicia may be in the vicinity of Londesborough:[2] a Roman road from Brough on the Humber Estuary ran directly north to meet Londesborough estate and village, where were found Roman coins and burial repositories.

Londesborough Hall was a country house in the village but all that now remains is the park land that surrounded the house which is called Londesborough Park.

The estate of Londesborough was one of the seats of the Dukes of Devonshire. It was an historical possession of the Clifford family, Earls of Cumberland, until the 5th Earl's only heiress married Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Burlington, then Earl of Cork, from whose family the Dukes of Devonshire are descended. The estate's mansion in 1823 had recently been demolished. The 6th Duke of Devonshire was the patron of All Saints' Church, the ecclesiastical parish living, and a hospital for "six old bachelors or widowers, and six widows".

Former Railway Station

In 1823 Londesborough was recorded as a parish in the Holme Beacon Division of the East riding's Harthill Wapentake. Its population was 244. Within the parish was a blacksmith, a clerk, a schoolmaster who was also the parish clerk, the parish rector, the agent for the Duke of Devonshire, and the landlord of The Devonshire Arms public house who was also a maltster.[3][4]

Londesborough was served by Londesborough railway station on the York to Beverley Line between 1847 and 1965.[5]

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Londesborough)


  1. National Heritage List 1084136: Church of All Saints (Grade I listing)
  2. Pitts Capper, Benjamin (1825). A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. London. p. 669. https://books.google.com/books?id=-pE9AAAAcAAJ&pg=PT669. 
  3. Baines, Edward: 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York' (1823); page 364
  4. Pitts Capper, Benjamin (2011). A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom (Reprint: British Library, Historical Print Editions). London. p. 669. ISBN 978-1241313456. 
  5. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.