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BARMBY MOOR: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

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"BARMBY MOOR, a parish within the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK; though locally in the Wilton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, East riding of the county of YORK, %% mile W. from Pocklington, containing 440 inhabitants. Barmby was formerly a market-town. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean of York, rated in the Icing's books at £5. 6. 8., and endowed with £400 royal bounty. The church is dedicated to St. Catherine. This was formerly a place of much greater importance, having received the grant 'of a weekly market, and various immunities, such as freedom from toll, &c., which the inhabitants still enjoy, subject to the payment of a small sum annually to the Dean and Chapter.. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A fair is held on the Thursday preceding St. Peter's day. A school is endowed with land bequeathed by various individuals."

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