The Ancient Parish of YORK ST MARY BISHOPHILL THE YOUNGER
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"YORK ST MARY BISHOPHILL THE YOUNGER, a parish in the city of York, in Bishophill-the-Younger, is a vicarage, peculiar, value +10L. p.r. !146L. 4s. 5d. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. --Pop. 767.
Copmanthorpe and Upper Poppleton are detached portions of this parish (see below)"
"COPMANTHORPE, in the parish of York St Mary Bishophill the younger, York, and a part in the liberty of St. Peter's; 4 miles SSW. of York. Here is a chapel of ease, and a neat Methodist chapel, also, a small school, endowed with £4 per annum for the teaching of eight poor children. Pop. 281."
"UPPER POPPLETON, in the parishes of Nether Poppleton and York St Mary Bishophill the Younger, in the liberty of St. Peter's, 4 miles NW. of York. The lands here were formerly in the possession of the Abbot of St. Mary's, at York; given by Osbern de Arches, to that abbey, almost at its first institution. Sir Thomas Weddrington writes, that there was a Mayor of York killed at Poppleton, in the reign of king Richard II. as he conjectures, in some controversy betwixt the monks and the citizens. Here is a small chapel of ease, which has the privilege of christenings and burials, but not marriages, and a Methodist chapel. This village is pleasantly situated within one mile of the river Ouse. Population 346." - -(See Nether Poppleton
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]