The Ancient Parish of ACASTER MALBIS
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"ACASTER MALBIS, a parish, situated on the Ouse; 4 miles S. of York. Here is a good School House, endowed with the products of some lands, under the patronage of certain trustees, who have the appointment of fourteen poor children, as proper objects to receive instruction free of cost. Mr. George Cowper, is the master, and Messrs. William Cundell, John Kettlewell, and John Oates, feoffees. The church is an ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), of which the Rev. Thomas Barker, is perpetual curate. The town derives its name from the family of the Malby's, which flourished here for some centuries after the conquest. Population, 291."
"NABURN, in the parishes of Acaster Malbis and York St Dennis, (both in the Ainsty), wapentake of Ouse and Derwent, East Riding; 4 miles S. of York. Here is a Chapel of Ease of the Established church, and likewise a Methodist chapel. The town is situate near to the bank of the river Ouse. There is here also an endowed school of £10. per annum, for ten boys; £5. of which was left by Lady Hewley, and £5. by Mr. Edward Loftus. Population, 366."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
- Here are photographs of Churches in the parish:
- Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis. (With short history). (The Church's website is here.)
- Holy Trinity Church, Acaster Malbis ( from the other side.)
- The Methodist Church, Acaster Malbis. (With short history). (The Church's website is here.)
- St. Matthews Church, Naburn. (With short history). (The Church's website is here.)
- Transcript of the entry for Acaster Malbis in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835,, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Acaster Malbis to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE587453 (Lat/Lon: 53.900552, -1.108123), Acaster Malbis which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The 1914-1918 War Memorial in Naburn Churchyard.
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.