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The Ancient Parish of BARTON LE STREET

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BARTON LE STREET, a parish in the wapentake of Rydale; (the seat of Henry Cockerill Leatham, Esq.) 5 miles WNW. of Malton. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is antique (see Churches for photograph), and was built from the ruin of St. Mary's Abbey, York; s it contains a great deal of curious sculpture: the living is a rectory, and in the gift of the Marchioness of Hertford; incumbent, the Rev. Thomas Lund, A.M., Pop. 176."

"BUTTERWICK, in the parish of Barton le Street, wapentake of Rydale; 2 miles NNE. of Barton le Street, 7 miles NW. of Malton. Population including Newsam, 50."

"CONEYSTHORPE, in the parish of Barton le Street, & wapentake of Bulmer; 2 miles SSW. of Barton le Street, 5 miles W. of Malton. A very pleasant little village close to the park wall of Castle Howard. Pop. 160."

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


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