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.

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St Peter's church
Harswell is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE826409
• London165 mi (266 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO42
Dialling code01430
UK Parliament
List of places
53°51′28″N 0°44′44″W / 53.857764°N 0.745652°W / 53.857764; -0.745652Coordinates: 53°51′28″N 0°44′44″W / 53.857764°N 0.745652°W / 53.857764; -0.745652

It forms part of the civil parish of Everingham.

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.[1]

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.[1][2]

Harswell was served by Everingham railway station on the Selby to Driffield Line between 1853 and 1954.[3]


  1. ^ a b Baines, Edward, ed. (1823). History, Directory & Gazeteer, of the County of York: Vol. II. – East and North Ridings. p. 213. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "fonds PR/HAR - Parish records of Harswell". University of York: Borthwick Institute for Archives. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  3. ^ 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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