"EVERINGHAM, a parish in the Holme Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, East Riding county York, 4 miles S. of Pocklington, and 5 N.W. of Market Weighton. It is situated on the Howden road, near one of the sources of the river Foulness. The country around Everingham Park is highly picturesque and adorned with thriving plantations. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York, value £237. The church is a plain structure dedicated to St. Emelde. It contains an ancient Saxon font, curiously carved. In the grounds of Everingham Park is a Roman Catholic chapel, a handsome Grecian structure, built by William Constable Maxwell, Esq., who is lord of the manor, and owner of the whole parish. His family has held the property for more than three centuries. There is a school for the children of the parish, built and supported by the lord of the manor."
[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013