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Nunkeeling is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Nunkeeling shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference TA142496
• London 165 mi (266 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district YO25
Dialling code 01964
Police Humberside
Fire Humberside
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°55′48″N 0°15′39″W / 53.930101°N 0.260805°W / 53.930101; -0.260805Coordinates: 53°55′48″N 0°15′39″W / 53.930101°N 0.260805°W / 53.930101; -0.260805

Nunkeeling is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north-west of the town of Hornsea and 3 miles (5 km) south of Beeford.

Nunkeeling forms part of the civil parish of Bewholme.

St Mary Magdalene and St Helena Church

St Mary Magdalene and St Helena Church was built c. 12th century. In 1810 it was rebuilt, and is now in ruins. In 1972 Pevsner noted that the church was "full of trees". Effigies from the church were removed to Hornsea.[1][2] In November 1985 the remains were designated as Grade II and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England.[3]

In 1823 Nunkeeling was a civil parish in the Wapentake and Liberty of Holderness. Nunkeeling Priory for Benedictine nuns was built by Agnes de Arches during the reign of King Stephen. Lord of the manor in 1823 was Harrington Hudson of Bessingby. Population at the time, which included Bewholme, was 243, with occupations including four farmers. A private asylum existed in the village.[4]


  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; The Buildings of England. Yorkshire: York and the East Riding p. 321; Penguin (1972); reprinted 1975, Pevsner Architectural Guides. ISBN 0140710434
  2. ^ Church of Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint Helena, Bewholme; British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 18 April 2012
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of Saint Mary Magdalene and Saint Helena (1249440)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Baines, Edward (1823). History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York. p. 374. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 9. 

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