Leconfield

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Leconfield
Leconfield is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Leconfield
Leconfield
Leconfield shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Population2,127 (2011 census)[1]
OS grid referenceTA015436
• London160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
  • Leconfield
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBEVERLEY
Postcode districtHU17
Dialling code01964
PoliceHumberside
FireHumberside
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°52′44″N 0°27′25″W / 53.879027°N 0.456815°W / 53.879027; -0.456815Coordinates: 53°52′44″N 0°27′25″W / 53.879027°N 0.456815°W / 53.879027; -0.456815

Leconfield is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, about 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Beverley town centre. It lies on the A164 road. The civil parish consists of the villages of Leconfield and Arram and the hamlet of Scorborough. According to the 2011 UK census, Leconfield parish had a population of 2,127,[1] an increase on the 2001 UK census figure of 1,990.[2]

History[edit]

Leconfield Castle was the home of the Percy family, Dukes of Northumberland. There are extensive Tudor brick remains on the visible mound and the 'moat' also remains.[citation needed] Among those born there was William Percy (1428–1462), Bishop of Carlisle.[3]

In 1823, Leconfield (then spelt 'Leckonfield') was a civil parish in the Wapentake of Harthill. The parish church was under the patronage of George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont. A medieval Lord of the manor had been Peter de Brus, Lord of Skelton. The population in 1823 was 302, and the occupations included ten farmers, one of whom was the landlord of The Roebuck public house, a bricklayer, a shopkeeper, a carpenter, a blacksmith, and butcher, and the landlady of The Bay Horse public house.[4]

Community[edit]

Church of Saint Catherine, Leconfield.

Leconfield is home to RAF Leconfield, now used as Army School of Mechanical Transport (now the Defence School of Transport). Until 2016 RAF Leconfield was an airfield for Sea King helicopters of the 202 Squadron and the Army School of Mechanical Transport (now the Defence School of Transport).

The church, dedicated to St Catherine, was designated a Grade I listed building in 1968 and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[5]

The village contains a post office.

Leconfield United is a local men's football team established in 2009 and entered in the Myton Division 4 of the Hull Sunday Football League. Leconfield United relocated to Hull for the 2010–11 season and was entered into Wyke Division 6 finishing top of the league and undefeated.[citation needed]

Leconfield FC for girls has recently been established. The girl footballers compete in a local league.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Leconfield Parish (1170211216)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. ^ "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Leconfield CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  3. ^ Summerson, Henry. Percy, William. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. p. 363.
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St. Catherine (1103450)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 7.

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