The Ancient Parish of BOLTON PERCY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"BOLTON PERCY, a parish, 3.5 miles ESE. of Tadcaster. The Church is a rectory,
dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), Patron, the Archbishop of York. It is one of the
neatest in the county, was built by Thomas Parker, who died in the year 1423, in
the windows are thirty three coats of arms, beautifully stained on glass, and in
a good state of preservation, also in the large window in the choir five whole
length figures. Amongst the testamentary burials in this church are William
Fairfax, 1514; Sir William Fairfax, 1557; John Vavasour, 1559; Gabriel Fairfax,
1582; Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, l648. -Pop. 238."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Appleton Roebuck
- Nun Appleton
- Street Houses
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
All Saints' Church, Bolton Percy, through the Lyche gate.
All Saints' Church, Bolton Percy, showing the Lyche gate.
All Saints' Church, Bolton Percy, showing the War Memorial.
All Saints' Church, Appleton Roebuck (view 1).
All Saints' Church, Appleton Roebuck (view 2).
The Methodist Chapel, Appleton Roebuck, formerly Wesleyan, founded in 1818.
St. Paul's Church, Colton.
- In 1875, the township of Appleton-Roebuck (in this parish)was detached
from the parish of Bolton Percy and added to Acaster Selby, thereby forming the new parish
of Acaster Selby-with-Appleton-Roebuck. See
Acaster Selby with Appleton Roebuck parish.
- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient)
parish, but I have no further information on them other than
the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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