The Ancient Parish of FOLKTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FOLKTON, a parish in the wapentake of Dickering; 3 miles N.W. of Hunmanby. This is a rectory and vicarage, in the patronage of the Osbaldeston family and of the rector of Folkton, of which the Rev. Robert Phillips is the rector, and the Rev. F. Wrangham the vicar. The church is dedicated to St. John the Evangelist (see Churches for photograph). Pop. 144."
"EAST FLOTMANBY, in the parish of Folkton and wapentake of Dickering; 1¾ miles E. of Folkton, 1½ mile N.W. of Hunmanby."
"FLIXTON, in the parish of Folkton and wapentake of Dickering; 1½ miles W. of Folkton, 4 miles N.W. of Hunmanby. There is here a chapel occupied by the Primitive Methodists. Population, 267.
In the reign of Athelstan, Achorne, Lord of Flixton, built an hospital for 1 alderman and 14 brothers and sisters, at Flixton, for the preservation of people travelling that way, that they might not be devoured by wolves and other wild beasts, then abounding there, &c. --Dugdale. A certain portion of land in this vicinity is still distinguished by the name of Wolfland, and on the spot where the hospital stood, is now a farm house called Spital."
"WEST FLOTMANBY, in the parish of Folkton and wapentake of Dickering; 1¼ miles E. of Folkton, 2½ miles N.W. of Hunmanby."
- Transcript of the entry for Folkton in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- 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 Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Scarborough Gazette of 1905,
- 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.
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- 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:
- (TA053767) Danebury Manor
- (TA050795) Folkton House
- (TA059796) Folkton Manor
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish