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The Ancient Parish of FOLKTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"FOLKTON, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; 3 miles N.W. of Hunmanby. This is a rectory and vicarage, in the patronage of the Osbaldeston family and of the rector of Folkton, of which the Rev. Robert Phillips is the rector, and the Rev. F. Wrangham the vicar. The church is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist (see Churches for photograph). Pop. 144."

"EAST FLOTMANBY, in the parish of Folkton and wapentake of Dickering; 1¾ miles E. of Folkton, 1½ mile N.W. of Hunmanby."

"FLIXTON, in the parish of Folkton and wapentake of Dickering; 1½ miles W. of Folkton, 4 miles N.W. of Hunmanby. There is here a chapel occupied by the Primitive Methodists. Population, 267.

In the reign of Athelstan, Achorne, Lord of Flixton, built an hospital for 1 alderman and 14 brothers and sisters, at Flixton, for the preservation of people travelling that way, that they might not be devoured by wolves and other wild beasts, then abounding there, &c. --Dugdale. A certain portion of land in this vicinity is still distinguished by the name of Wolfland, and on the spot where the hospital stood, is now a farm house called Spital."

"WEST FLOTMANBY, in the parish of Folkton and wapentake of Dickering; 1¼ miles E. of Folkton, 2½ miles N.W. of Hunmanby."

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



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