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Escrick

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"ESCRICK, a parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 6 miles S. of York. Here is a handsome modern church dedicated to St. Helen (see Churches for photograph), of which Henry Gale, Esq. is the patron, built about forty-five years ago, by the late Beilby Thompson, Esq. (upon the site of the old church). Population, 548.

Escrick gave the title of Baron to Sir Thomas Knivet, who had a seat here. He was gentleman of the privy chamber to King James I. and the person entrusted to search the vaults under the parliament house, where he discovered the thirty-six barrels of gunpowder, with the person who was to have fired the train. Sir Thomas dying without issue, the title of Lord Howard of Escrick was conferred upon Sir Edward Howard, son of Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who had married the eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir Henry Knivet. --Camden."


"DEIGHTON, in the parish of Escrick, and wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; ¾ mile NNW. of Escrick, 5 miles SSE. of York. Pop. 108.

At this place the Abbot of St. Mary's of York had one of his chief country seats. --Drake."


"DEIGHTON HALL, a farm house in the parish of Escrick, and wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 4½ miles SSE. of York."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
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  • 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:
    • (SE625465) Crockey Hill
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