Other Places Called Tunstall – A village in the East Riding
There are several places called Tunstall in England.
One of them is a small village near Withernsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The village, which has a Norman Church (All Saints), was mentioned in the Domesday Book where it was called “Tunestal”. All Saints was enlarged several times during the middle ages, and a tower was added in the 15th century.
Like every community, Tunstall had its criminal fraternity, and on September 1st, 1505 two villagers John and Thomas Mudd who were accused of killing Henry Raw claimed sanctuary in the church of St. Cuthbert.
The two men said they were attacked by Henry and admitted hitting him on the head with a pikestaff, which caused his death a few days later.
There are still several 18th-century buildings in Tunstall including two farmhouses and a barn.
By 1823, the village had 163 inhabitants of whom eight were farmers. There were two shopkeepers, a tailor, a corn factor and a publican.
Although the village is now a tourist attraction, agriculture still plays an important role in the local economy.