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The Ancient Parish of BARMBY MOOR

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BARMBY MOOR, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill, and liberty of St. Peter's; 2 miles W. of Pocklington. Is a perpetual curacy, under the patronage of the Dean of York, and the present incumbent is the Rev. James Addison, the church is dedicated to St. Catharine (see Churches for photograph). One vicar is ordained in this chapel and that of Fangfoss, each reckoned a separate parish, yet make but one vicarage. This is a place of great antiquity: it was formerly a market-town, and has still one market day annually, on the Thursday preceding St. Peter's day. The annual feast is kept on the day following. The inhabitants enjoy considerable privileges and immunities, on payment of 6s. to the Dean and Chapter of St. Peter's, such as freedom from toll, &c. Pop. 440."

"BARMBY MOOR INN, in the parish of Barmby Moor, and wapentake of Harthill; ¼ mile NE. of Barmby Moor, 1½ mile W. of Pocklington. This is a large and commodious inn, where travellers are accommodated with post chaises. It has been kept by its present owner and occupier, Mr. Thomas Heard, thirty-six years. The letter bags to, and from Pocklington, are received and delivered here, and the coaches from York to Hull, make it their house of call."

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



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