Harswell is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is approximately 3.5 miles (5.6 km) west of Market Weighton town centre, 5 miles (8 km) south of Pocklington town centre, and 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the A614 road.
In 1823 Harswell was a village and civil parish in the Wapentake of Harthill. Population at the time was 78, with occupations that included five farmers, and a carrier who operated between the village and Market Weighton once a week.
The village church is dedicated to St Peter. There has been a church in Harswell from the late 12th century and the building that was present in 1823 was described by Baines as "a small ancient structure". It was rebuilt in 1870-1871 and parish records, dating back to 1653, are held by the Borthwick Institute in York.
- Baines, Edward, ed. (1823). History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York: Vol. II. – East and North Ridings. p. 213. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- "fonds PR/HAR - Parish records of Harswell". University of York: Borthwick Institute for Archives. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
- 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. 6.
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