Area, 4,040 acres. Whitby Strand liberty. -Population, 230 *1; Church-room, 300; Net value, £170 -This Church is an ancient Rectory, formerly belonging to the patronage of the Abbot and Convent of Whitby, to which it was given by William de Percy, and at the Dissolution the patronage came to the Crown.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £6. 13s. 4d.; Nova Tax, £3. 6s. 8d.; and in the King's Books, at £13. 2s. 6d. per annum ; Synodals and Procurations, 7s. 6d.; and pension to the Abbot of Whitby 10s. *2
An Inclosure Act was passed 42nd Geo. III. (North Sneaton.)
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1581.
Rev. Christopher Wright's rent charge of 10s. per annum, by will in 1699, for the poor.
Richard Chapman's charity, vide Eskdaleside. £1 per annum is given to the poor of this parish. -Vide 7th Report, page 757.
Post town: Whitby.
Torre's MS., page 133. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. iii. page 159. Nonae Rolls, page 231. Mon. Angl., vol. i. page 411. Burton's Monasticon, page 76. Valor Eccl., vol. iii. page 91. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Snetun), page 64.
*1 In 1834, the Population was returned at 215.
*2 The Valor Ecc. notices the value of the glebe. -See Bacon's Lib. Reg., page 1123.