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The Ancient Parish of BILBROUGH

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BILBROUGH, a parish, 6 miles SW. of York. The Church is a perpetual curacy, of which Thomas Lodington Fairfax, Esq. is Patron. In the church (see Churches for photograph) here are deposited the remains of Thomas Lord Fairfax, first Lord of Denton, and his lady commemorating the burial place of this distinguished warrior. Here is a school endowed with £15 per annum for teaching 22 poor children the common rudiments of education. Population 260."

"STREET HOUSES, in the parishes of Bolton Percy and Bilbrough, 3 miles NE. of Tadcaster. This hamlet took its name from its vicinity to the Roman road the from York to Tadcaster. All the Roman roads being firmly paved with stone, were called streets, as Watling street, &c. Stratum is the word made use of by the venerable Bade, quite through his work, to denote a Roman road." - -(See Bolton Percy for directory)

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]


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