Geographical and Historical information from the year 1892.
This parish and township lies to the west of Bridlington, and is intersected by the Gypsey Race, which enters the sea at Bridlington Quay. The total area, according to the Ordnance Survey, is 2,612 acres; the rateable value is £2,714. and the population in 1891 was 128. The soil is loamy; subsoil, chalk, and gravel; and the chief crops are wheat, oats, and barley. Sir Charles William. Strickland, Bart., is lord of the manor and sole proprietor..
The manor of Bovington (i.e., the ton or inclosure of the Bovings, an Anglian sept or clan) subsequently contracted into Boynton, was held in the time of Edward the Confessor, by Torchil, and a year or two later, when the survey was taken, it was in the possession of Bartholomew de Bovington, but whether this Bartholomew was a foreigner who had received a grant of the manor for his services at the battle of Hastings; or whether he was the son or grandson of the Anglian Torchil, who had managed to retain his patrimony, and was styled from the place de Bovington, is uncertain. His descendants resided here till the reign of Henry VII., when they acquired Barmston by marriage with the daughter and heiress of Sir Martin de la See, Knt., and subsequently, by another fortunate marriage, they obtained Burton Agnes, the present seat of the Boynton family.
The village, small but picturesque, is delightfully situated amidst luxuriant woods, 2½ miles west of Bridlington......
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