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The Ancient Parish of SHERBURN IN ELMET

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SHERBURN IN ELMET, a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, a part in the liberty of St Peter; 3½ miles from Aberford, 6 from Ferrybridge, 7 from Tadcaster and Pontefract, 8 from Selby, 12½ from Leeds, 15 from York, 183 from London. Market, Friday. Fair, September 25, for horses, linen, &c. Principal Inn, Red Bear. Pop. 1,144. The Church, peculiar, is a Vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, £10. 17s. 1d. p.r. £130. Patron, the Prebendary of Fenton." (There is further information for Sherburn In Elmet).

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

  • Barkston Ash
  • Huddleston
  • Lenerton
  • Lotherton
  • Lumby
  • Micklefield
  • Newthorpe
  • Rest Park
  • South Milford
  • Steeton Hall

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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