Burton Pidsea, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Burton Pidsea is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Peter, or St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1714
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1600

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Halsham
  • Roos
  • Humbleton with Elsternwick
  • Burstwick

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BURTON-PIDSEA (St. Peter, or St. Mary), a parish, in the Middle division of the wapentake of Holderness, E. riding of York, 5 miles (E. by N.) from Hedon; containing 400 inhabitants. The name of this place is a corruption of Burton per Sea, or by the Sea: it is one of the manors that have remained, as part of the original fee of Drogo the Norman, in possession of the succeeding lords of the seigniory of Holderness to the present day. The parish contains about 1980 acres by measurement: the soil is rich and fertile; and the village is picturesque, situated on ground commanding an extensive prospect, and surrounded by some fine trees. Chatt House, in the parish, the residence of a family of that name in the 17th century, has been rebuilt, with much taste, by the Clapham family. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £6; net income, £42; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of York. The tithes were commuted for a money payment, under an act passed in 1761. The church is a handsome edifice, principally in the later English style, with a lofty tower. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Patrington
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York, Court of the Peculiar of the Provost of the Collegiate of St John, Beverley
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: South Holderness
  • Poor Law Union: Patrington
  • Hundred: Holderness
  • Province: York