Open a form to report problems or contribute information

 
1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted

Help and advice for Hunsingore

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it.

We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

Hunsingore

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"HUNSINGORE, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; 4 miles N. of Wetherby, 6½ from Knaresborough, 14 from York. Pop. 237. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, £5. 17s. 3½d. Patron, Sir Henry Goodricke, Bart.

In the Manor of Hulsingoure, 20 William I. Erneis de Burun, a Norman Chief, had five carucates, and three oxgangs, of taxable land; nine villeins, three bordars, and three ploughs; wood land, two furlongs long, and one broad, valued, in the whole, at 50s. After which, this Manor became part of the possessions of the Knights Templars. Since the suppression of that order, this, with several other estates hereabouts, have belonged to the family of Goudricke; whose ancient seat was at this place, situated on a mound; the sides of which were cut into terraces, rising near ten feet above each other; here were four of these terraces, above which, on a flat area, (where, a few years since, several reliques of antiquity were found) stood the Mansion, commanding a very extensive prospect. Tradition says, this house was destroyed in the civil wars of Charles I. which is very probable, as it is well known Sir John Goodricke took a very active part on the side of royalty, in those perilous times. --Hist. Knaresborough."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Cattal
  • Great Ribston
  • Walshford
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]

Churches

Church History

Church Records

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hunsingore which are provided by:

Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hunsingore has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hunsingore to another place.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE429535 (Lat/Lon: 53.975792, -1.347405), Hunsingore which are provided by:

Names, Geographical

  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE395549) Ribston Lodge

Societies