Area, 5,100 acres. Buckrose wapentake. -Population, 753 *1; Church-room, 500 *2; Net value, £168. -The town of Weaverthorpe was held of the Archbishop of York, by Michael Fitzherbert, which, together with Loundesburgh, made three knights' fees and a half, and by the service of suit of court to the Archbishop's manor of Wilton, from three weeks to three weeks.
The Church was given by King Henry I. to the treasurer of the Church of York, and confirmed by King Stephen, and afterwards became part of the possessions of the monks of Nostell Priory, who, on the 4th Id. July 1268, gave it to the Dean and Chapter of York, who are Rectors, and have jurisdiction of the whole town, to whom it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, in 1300.
Patrons and impropriators, the Dean and Chapter of York.
The Vicarage is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £5. 6s. 8d.; in the King's Books at £9. 6s. This sum is cast up wrong in the original, it should be £8. 11s. Synodals 5s.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 422, at £40.
A mortgage of £344. 6s. under Gilbert's Act will cease in 1853.
An Inclosure Act was passed 41st Geo. III.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1702.
Parochial Charities. -No return.
Post town: Driffield.
Torre's MS. (Peculiars) page 559. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. ii. page 135. Bawdwen's Domesday Book, (Wifretorp,) page 48; (Ludton,) page 48.
*1 Viz. Luttons Ambo 350, and Weaverthorpe 403. The township of Luttons Ambo is partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York.
*2 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 600.