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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WHITKIRK, a parish in the township of Temple Newsam, lower division of Skyrack; 4¼ miles E. of Leeds, 8 from Wakefield, 10¾ from Ferrybridge, 21 from York. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary, in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£13. 5s. 7½d. p.r. £120. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge.

In this Church of Whitkirk, was a chantry for two priests on the south side of the choir, and valued, 37 Henry VIII. at £12. 3s. 4d. founded by William Scargill, Esq. of Thorpe Stapleton. And on the north wall of the choir is a mural inscription to the memory of John Smeaton, F.R.S. the builder of the Eddystone Light House". --Whitaker's Loidis and Elmete."

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

  • Austhorpe
  • Colton
  • Cross Gates
  • Dial Halton
  • Halton
  • Killingbeck
  • Manston
  • Newmarket
  • Newsam Green
  • Seacroft
  • Temple Newsam
  • Thornes
  • Thorpe Hall
  • Thorpe Stapleton
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


Church History

Church Records



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:
    • (SE377338) Brown Moor
    • (SE343332) Halton Moor
    • (SE353355) Parklands


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