High Hunsley

High Hunsley is a small hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated in the Yorkshire Wolds approximately 6 miles (10 km) south-west of Beverley town centre and 2 miles (3 km) north-west of the village of Little Weighton.

High Hunsley
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The B1230 east of High Hunsley
High Hunsley is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
High Hunsley
High Hunsley
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE950351
• London160 mi (260 km) S
Civil parish
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtHU20
Dialling code01430
UK Parliament
List of places
53°48′14″N 0°33′25″W / 53.804°N 0.557°W / 53.804; -0.557Coordinates: 53°48′14″N 0°33′25″W / 53.804°N 0.557°W / 53.804; -0.557

High Hunsley forms part of the civil parish of Rowley. It is situated on the B1230 road and the Yorkshire Wolds Way passes close to the west.

In 1823 Hunsley (then both High and Low), was in the civil parish of Rowley and the Wapentake of Harthill. Baines' History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York stated that Hunsley was formerly "a place of some consequence," where "the foundations of ancient buildings are sometimes dug up". Occupations at the time included two farmers, a corn factor (trader), a yeoman, and a gentlewoman.[1]

Transmitter siteEdit

To the west of the settlement is the 61-metre (200 ft) High Hunsley transmitter (53°48′11″N 0°33′55″W / 53.8031°N 0.5653°W / 53.8031; -0.5653), which is used by local radio stations BBC Radio Humberside, 96.9 Viking FM and Capital Yorkshire. The ground around the transmitter is at a height of around 160 metres (525 ft) above sea level.

Analogue radioEdit

Frequency kW[2] Service
95.9 MHz 9.6 BBC Radio Humberside
96.9 MHz 9.4 96.9 Viking FM
105.8 MHz 9.6 Capital Yorkshire

Digital radioEdit

Frequency Block kW[2] Service
215.072 MHz 10D 5 MuxCo Lincolnshire
225.648 MHz 12B 2 BBC National DAB


  1. ^ Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 358
  2. ^ a b Radio Listeners Guide 2010
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 6.

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