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East Riding
St Peter Church Harswell.jpg
St Peter's Church, Harswell
Grid reference: SE826409
Location: 53°51’28"N, 0°44’44"W
Post town: York
Postcode: YO42
Dialling code: 01430
Local Government
Council: East Riding of Yorkshire
East Yorkshire

Harswell is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, about three miles west of Market Weighton town centre, five miles south of Pocklington town centre, and a mile west of the A614 road.

In 1823 Harswell was noted a village and parish in the Harthill Wapentake. The population at the time was 78, with occupations that included five farmers, and a carrier who operated between the village and Market Weighton once a week.[1]

The village church is dedicated to St Peter. There has been a church in Harswell from the late 12th century and the building that was present in 1823 was described by Baines as "a small ancient structure". It was rebuilt in 1870-1871 and parish records, dating back to 1653, are held by the Borthwick Institute in York.[1][2]

Harswell was served by Everingham railway station on the Selby to Driffield Line between 1853 and 1954.[3] The station house is now a Grade II listed building.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Baines, Edward: 'History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York' (1823); page 213
  2. "fonds PR/HAR - Parish records of Harswell". University of York: Borthwick Institute for Archives. https://borthcat.york.ac.uk/index.php/parish-records-of-harswell. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  3. 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. 
  4. National Heritage List 1031358: Station House (Grade II listing)
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.