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Bolton Percy

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The Ancient Parish of BOLTON PERCY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BOLTON PERCY, a parish, 3.5 miles ESE. of Tadcaster. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), Patron, the Archbishop of York. It is one of the neatest in the county, was built by Thomas Parker, who died in the year 1423, in the windows are thirty three coats of arms, beautifully stained on glass, and in a good state of preservation, also in the large window in the choir five whole length figures. Amongst the testamentary burials in this church are William Fairfax, 1514; Sir William Fairfax, 1557; John Vavasour, 1559; Gabriel Fairfax, 1582; Ferdinando Lord Fairfax, l648. -Pop. 238."

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

  • Appleton Roebuck
  • Colton
  • Hornington
  • Nun Appleton
  • Steeton
  • Street Houses
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]



Church History


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  • In 1875, the township of Appleton-Roebuck (in this parish)was detached from the parish of Bolton Percy and added to Acaster Selby, thereby forming the new parish of Acaster Selby-with-Appleton-Roebuck. See Acaster Selby with Appleton Roebuck parish.

Memorial Inscriptions


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:
    • (SE555416) Holme Green