Howdenshire is a wapentake in the East Riding of Yorkshire centred around the town of Howden. The main core comprises the ancient parishes of Howden and Eastrington, along with Blacktoft, a detached part of Brantingham parish (otherwise in Harthill wapentake) which long had a separate civic identity. The ancient parish of Welton forms a detached part of the wapentake, surrounded by Harthill.
In 2011 it had a population of 16,388.
It comprises the ancient parishes of:
*: Remainder in Harthill wapentake. Additionally, some areas are said to be common to Harthill and Howdenshire.
†: Partly in Harthill wapentake.
- Location map: 53°44’17"N, 0°48’54"W
- "Relationships / unit history of Howdenshire". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10207198#. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
Wapentakes of Yorkshire
East Riding: Buckrose • Dickering • Harthill • Holderness • Howdenshire • Ouse and Derwent • North Riding: Allertonshire • Birdforth • Bulmer • East Gilling • Hallikeld • Hang East • Hang West • Langbaurgh • Pickering Lythe • Ryedale • West Gilling • Whitby Strand • West Riding: Agbrigg and Morley (Agbrigg, Morley) • Ainsty • Barkston Ash • Claro • Osgoldcross • Skyrack • Staincliffe and Ewcross (Staincliffe, Ewcross) • Staincross • Strafforth and Tickhill