Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.




Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: FLAMBOROUGH.     Church dedication: ST. OSWALD.     Church type: Perpetual Curacy.

Area, 2,980 acres. Dickering wapentake. - Population, 975; Church-room, 350 *1; Net value, £81. -Flamborough was part of the possessions of Harold, at the time of his accession to the throne, and it was then valued at £24, but at the Domesday Survey, its then value was only 10s.

" The town of Flamborough contains sixteen carucates and four oxgangs of land, of which the Church is endowed with six (or sixteen) bovates, of the fee of William Constable, who held ten carucates of land of the Honor of Chester.

"And divers tenants held the residue, being four carucates and ten oxgangs. -Vide Kirby's Inquest."

This Church was given by William Fitz Nigel to the Priory of Bridlington, to which it was appropriated, but no Vicarage ordained therein. Torre gives a very curious composition as to the tithe fish, made in 1260, and confirmed to them by Popes Eugenius III. and Celestine III.

There was a Chantry in this Church, called Constable's Chantry.

Patron, Sir G. Strickland Bart., and the Archbishop of York, alternately. Impropriator, Sir. G. Strickland.

The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £16. 13s. 4d.; in 1707, the Curacy was valued at £16; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 401, it is stated, " Impropriation worth £208. Minister paid £48."

Augmented in 1767, with £200; in 1796, with £200; and in 1814, with £1,400 from the Parliamentary grant -all by lot.

30th July 1811, a faculty was granted to enlarge the school-room in the Church.

An Inclosure Act was passed 5th Geo. III.

No glebe house.

The Register Books commence in 1564. The entries for burials are deficient 1669 to 1674 inclusive.

Francis Walmsley's gift, by will, dated in 1782. rent charge of 30s. per annum ; 24s. for Flamborough, and 6s. for Bempton, to be given in bread monthly, among the helpless poor.

Melchior Gibbon's dole, (date of gift unknown). rent charge of £1 per annum ; distributed among poor widows. -Vide 9th Report, page 734.

Post town: Bridlington.

Torre's MS. page 939. Abp. Sharp's MS. vol. ii. page 234. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Flaneburg), pages 66. 223. Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Burton's Monasticon, pages 72. 226. Mon. Angl. vol. vi. pages 287. 291. Prickett's Bridlington, page 51, Cole's Filey. page 8. Gentleman's Magazine (October, 1753), page 456 (Epitaph).

*1 In 1818, it was returned that there was accommodation for 900 persons.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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