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KIRK HAMMERTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

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"KIRK HAMMERTON, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding, and comprising the township of Wilstrop, within the ainsty of the city of YORK, East riding, of the county of YORK, 8 miles S.S.E. from Aldborough, containing 504 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, -ill the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with £400 private benefaction, £200 royal bounty, and £300 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rev. W. Metcalfe. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist. There is a place -of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The manufacture of linen is carried on here."


"WILSTROP, a township in the parish of KIRK HAMMERTON, (that part which is in the ainsty of the city), and East riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles N.W. from York, containing 95 inhabitants. It is in the duchy of Lancaster, and within the jurisdiction of a court of pleas held at Tutbury every third Tuesday, for the recovery of debts under 40s."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]