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The Ancient Parish of WILLERBY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WILLERBY, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; 6 miles W. of Hunmanby. The church (see Churches for photograph), of which the Rev. Arthur Jaques is the vicar, is dedicated to St. Peter, and the King is the patron of the living. Pop. 34."

"BINNINGTON, in the parish of Willerby, and wapentake of Dickering; ¾ mile WSW. of Willerby, 7 W. of Hunmanby. Pop. 50."

"SPITAL HOUSE, in the township of Staxton, and parish of Willerby; 1 mile ENE. of Willerby, 8 miles from Scarborough, 11 from Bridlington.

A few years ago, when removing some earth adjoining this house, a large quantity of human bones appeared. It formerly belonged to the Priory of Bridlington."

"SPITTAL HOUSE, in the parish of Willerby, and wapentake of Dickering; 1 mile E. of Willerby, 8 miles S. of Scarborough."

"STAXTON, in the parish of Willerby, and wapentake of Dickering; ½ mile E. of Willerby, 5 miles WNW. of Hunmanby. Pop. 213."

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



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