MOOR MONKTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
"MOOR MONKTON, a parish in the ainsty of the city, and East riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Hessey and Moor-Monkton, and containing 430 inhabitants, of which number, 269 are in the township of Moor-Monkton, 7 miles W.N.W. from York. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £16. 19. 7., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure, situated half a mile from the village. A free school has been endowed by Sir Saville and Lady Sarah Slingsby, for twelve poor children. Red House, built in the reign of Charles I. by Sir Henry Slingsby, commands a noble and extensive view, including the city and cathedral of York."
"HESSEY, a township in the parish of MOOR-MONKTON, ainsty of the city, and East riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.W. from York, containing 161 inhabitants."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]