The Ancient Parish of MOOR MONKTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"MOOR MONKTON, a parish, 8 miles NW. of York, a small village, situated on the banks of the river Nidd, anciently belonging to the family of the Ughtreds, but has for several centuries belonged to that of the Slingsbys. Sir Thomas Slingsby, Bart. is the present lord of this manor. The Church, a rectory dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph) is an ancient neat structure, situated about half a mile from the village, on the road leading to Hessay; incumbent the Rev. Thomas Beckwith. Here is a good schoolhouse, founded by Sir Thomas Slingsby, for twelve poor children. Red house, built by Sir Henry Slingsby, in the reign of Charles I. is situated in this parish, and from the terrace is a fine view of York, its cathedral, and surrounding country. -Population 269."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Transcript of the entry for Moor Monkton in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Moor Monkton.
- 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 Moor Monkton to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE507568 (Lat/Lon: 54.004744, -1.227957), Moor Monkton which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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- 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:
- (SE513550) Moor Monkton Moor
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.