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The Ancient Parish of NUN MONKTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"NUN MONKTON, a parish-town in the upper-division of Claro; 8 miles NW. of York, 11 from Knaresborough and Boroughbridge. Pop. 344. The Church is a perpetual curacy (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, p.r. !45. but by the addition of lands since, it is 81.

In the time of King Stephen, William de Arches and Ivetta, his wife, founded here a Nunnery, and dedicated it to the Blessed Virgin, for Benedictines, and endowed it with divers lands, afterwards confirm to the Nunnery by Henry Murdac, Archbishop of York. Valued at the dissolution at 75. 12s. 4d. --Dugdale. --Burton.

The site was granted 29th Henry VIII. to John Nevil, Lord Latimer; the present owner is Payler Tufnal Jolliff Esq."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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