The Ancient Parish of MARKET WEIGHTON
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. © 2010]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"MARKET WEIGHTON, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill, and liberty of St.
Peter's; 7 miles from Pocklington, 8 from South Cave, 10 from Beverley, 12 from
Howden, 21 from Selby, 19 from York, and from London 188. Pop. 1724."
(There is further information for Market Weighton).
"ARRAS, in the parish of Market Weighton, and wapentake of Harthill; 3 miles E.
of Market Weighton. Population included with Market Weighton."
"SHIPTONTHORPE, in the parish of Market Weighton, wapentake of Harthill, &
liberty of St. Peter's; 1¾ miles WNW. of Market Weighton, 2 miles NW. of Market
Weighton. There is a charity school here for the education of ten poor boys. The
present trustees are Mr John Smith and the Rev. R. C. Winpenny. Pop. 369. Here
is a Chapel of ease to Market-Weighton."
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- In 1876 the chapelry of Shipton (in this parish) and the township of
Thorpe-le-Street in the parish of Nunburnholme were combined to
- This parish is covered (or partly covered) by the following Societies:
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