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Halsham is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
 Halsham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population 255 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid reference TA273270
   – London 155 mi (249 km)  S
Civil parish Halsham
Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HULL
Postcode district HU12
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Beverley and Holderness
List of places

Coordinates: 53°43′29″N 0°04′18″W / 53.724590°N 0.071640°W / 53.724590; -0.071640

Halsham is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, in an area known as Holderness. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Withernsea town centre and it lies south of the B1362 road.

Mausoleum of the Constable family, near Halsham

According to the 2011 UK census, Halsham parish had a population of 255,[1] a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 260.[2]

The parish church of All Saints was designated in 1966 by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.[3] To the east of the church is a Mausoleum of the Constable family which is designated as a Grade II* listed building.[4]

HMS Halsham, a Ham class of inshore minesweeper, was named after the village.

In 1823 inhabitants in the village numbered 315. Occupations included sixteen farmers, three wheelwrights, a bricklayer, a grocer, a blacksmith, and the landlord of the Sun public house. A carrier operated between the village and Hull on Tuesdays. The village was described as consisting of "chiefly a number of respectable farm houses, scattered at irregular distances from each other." The mausoleum to the Constable family is described as of stone, with polished white marble facing, with, at its centre, a monument to Sir William Constable (English Heritage credits it to Sir Edward; Pevsner to Sir William), built at a cost of £10,000. Sir John Constable of Kirkby Knowle in 1584 left 80/- (shillings) per year from his estate to be paid out in perpetuity: 20/- for the education of eight poor children with a further 24/- for their satchels and books; 32/- for eight poor men; and 4/- for two poor women. He provided for a hospital for the use of the poor men and women of the parish.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics: Area: Halsham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Halsham CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints (1160776)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ English Heritage. "Constable Mausoleum (1346604)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Baines, Edward; History, Directory & Gazetteer of the County of York (1823), p.212. ISBN 1230139141
  • Gazetteer – A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6. 

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