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The Ancient Parish of NETHER POPPLETON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"NETHER POPPLETON, (or Lower Poppleton), a parish, 4 miles NW. of York, is pleasantly situated on the banks of the river Ouse. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of the Ainsty. The living is under the patronage of the Archbishop of York, the present incumbent the Rev. T. Gilpin. Here is a school and house for the master, endowed with 10. per annum, conducted upon Dr. Bell's plan. Pop. 254."


"UPPER POPPLETON, in the parishes of Nether Poppleton and York St Mary Bishophill the Younger, in the liberty of St. Peter's, 4 miles NW. of York. The lands here were formerly in the possession of the Abbot of St. Mary's, at York; given by Osbern de Arches, to that abbey, almost at its first institution. Sir Thomas Weddrington writes, that there was a Mayor of York killed at Poppleton, in the reign of king Richard II. as he conjectures, in some controversy betwixt the monks and the citizens. Here is a small chapel of ease, which has the privilege of christenings and burials, but not marriages, and a Methodist chapel. This village is pleasantly situated within one mile of the river Ouse. Population 346."

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

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