Little Weighton

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Little Weighton
Village Hall Little Weighton.jpg
Village Hall, Little Weighton
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OS grid referenceSE985337
• London155 mi (249 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHU20
Dialling code01482
UK Parliament
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Little Weighton is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Beverley and forms part of the civil parish of Rowley.

Old Village Road, Little Weighton, on a rather bleak day.


Domesday Book

Little Weighton was a settlement in Domesday Book, in the hundred of Welton and the county of Yorkshire. It had a recorded population of 8.5 households in 1086, putting it in the smallest 40% of settlements recorded in Domesday (Nb: 8.5 households is an estimate, since multiple places are mentioned in the same entry). It is recorded:

16 villagers and 1 priest, 3 ploughlands, 2 lord's plough teams, 4 men's plough teams, 2 mills (value 16 shillings), 1 church. Annual value to lord was 2 pounds 10 shillings in 1086 and 2 pounds in 1066. The tenant-in-chief in 1086 was Hugh son of Baldric. The Lord in 1066 was Gamal, son of Osbert.

Later history

Little Weighton is supposed by some to have been the site of the famous battle of Brunanburh.[1][2]

On 14 April 1702, Jeremiah Northend was buried, aged 78, in Rowley. Aged 14, he had emigrated to Massachusetts with his Uncle Robert and cousin Ezekiel, with the dissenting community led by Rev Ezekiel Rogers, but returned to live in Little Weighton after 9 years or so.

In 1823 Little Weighton was in the civil parish of Rowley and the Wapentake of Harthill. Occupations at the time included six farmers and yeomen, a shoemaker, a blacksmith, a tailor, a shopkeeper, and the landlord of The Black Horse public house. A carrier operated between the village and Beverley and Hull once a week.[3]

The Village Today

The village contains a small shop (which acts as a post office), a Church of England primary school, a church, a retirement home, village hall, playing fields, a garage and the Black Horse public house. The No. 63 bus connects Little Weighton to villages in the local area as well as Beverley and Hull.

The village was served by the Little Weighton railway station on the Hull and Barnsley Railway between 1885 and 1955.[4]

Notable residents

Notable residents include one time David Bowie bassist Trevor Bolder, and ex-Hull City players, Stan McEwan and Sam Ricketts.[citation needed]


  1. Bulmer's History and Directory of East Yorkshire (1892).
  2. Old Yorkshire. Hamilton, Adams. 9 November 1885. pp. 65–67.
  3. Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 363
  4. Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.

External links

  • Media related to Lua error in Module:Commons_link at line 64: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). at Wikimedia Commons
  • Little Weighton in the Domesday Book

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