The Ancient Parish of NUNBURNHOLME
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. © 2010]
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"NUNBURNHOLME, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill; 3½ miles ESE.
of Pocklington. The church (see Churches for photograph) is dedicated to St. James, and the living
is a rectory, in the patronage of the Archbishop of York. There was
formerly here a small Benedictine nunnery, founded by the ancestors of
Roger de Morley. The villagers show a mound, a little above the
village, at the bottom of a wood, in a most romantic situation, as the
scite on which the nunnery stood. Pop. 203."
"THORPE LE STREET, in the parish of Nunburnholme, and wapentake of Harthill; 2½
miles SSW. of Nunburnholme, 3 miles NW. of Market Weighton. Pop. 37."
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- In 1876 the chapelry of Shipton in the parish of Market
Weighton and the township of Thorpe-le-Street in this parish,
were combined to form
- This parish is covered (or partly covered) by the following Societies:
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