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The Ancient Parish of MOOR MONKTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"MOOR MONKTON, a parish, 8 miles NW. of York, a small village, situated on the banks of the river Nidd, anciently belonging to the family of the Ughtreds, but has for several centuries belonged to that of the Slingsbys. Sir Thomas Slingsby, Bart. is the present lord of this manor. The Church, a rectory dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph) is an ancient neat structure, situated about half a mile from the village, on the road leading to Hessay; incumbent the Rev. Thomas Beckwith. Here is a good schoolhouse, founded by Sir Thomas Slingsby, for twelve poor children. Red house, built by Sir Henry Slingsby, in the reign of Charles I. is situated in this parish, and from the terrace is a fine view of York, its cathedral, and surrounding country. -Population 269."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Cock Hill
  • Hessay
  • Red House
  • Scagglethorpe
  • Skipbridge

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

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