The Ancient Parish of ESCRICK
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"ESCRICK, a parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 6 miles S. of York. Here is a handsome modern church dedicated to St. Helen (see Churches for photograph), of which Henry Gale, Esq. is the patron, built about forty-five years ago, by the late Beilby Thompson, Esq. (upon the site of the old church). Population, 548.
Escrick gave the title of Baron to Sir Thomas Knivet, who had a seat here. He was gentleman of the privy chamber to King James I. and the person entrusted to search the vaults under the parliament house, where he discovered the thirty-six barrels of gunpowder, with the person who was to have fired the train. Sir Thomas dying without issue, the title of Lord Howard of Escrick was conferred upon Sir Edward Howard, son of Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, who had married the eldest daughter and co-heir of Sir Henry Knivet. --Camden."
"DEIGHTON, in the parish of Escrick, and wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; ¾ mile NNW. of Escrick, 5 miles SSE. of York. Pop. 108.
At this place the Abbot of St. Mary's of York had one of his chief country seats. --Drake."
"DEIGHTON HALL, a farm house in the parish of Escrick, and wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; 4½ miles SSE. of York."
- Photographs of the over 520 gravestones in Escrick Churchyard with linked surname index.
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- Phil Draper has photographs, and historical and architectural information on his web page for the Churches of St. Helen's at Escrick and Skipwith.
- Transcript of the entry for Escrick in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Escrick.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the White's Directory of 1840, Yorkshire section.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Post Office Directory of the, East and North Ridings, 1857
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- 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 Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Escrick to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE630429 (Lat/Lon: 53.878481, -1.043183), Escrick which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- 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.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The 1914-1918 War Memorial in Escrick Churchyard.
- 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:
- (SE625465) Crockey Hill
- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish