The Ancient Parish of FULFORDS AMBO
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"FULFORDS AMBO, (now known simply as Fulford), a parish in the wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; consisting of Gate Fulford and Water Fulford."
"GATE FULFORD, in the parish of Fulfords Ambo, wapentake of Ouse and Derwent; ¼ mile SSE. of Fulfords Ambo, 1½ mile S. of York, a pleasant village containing several good dwelling houses. The chapel is dedicated to St. Oswald (see Churches for photograph); Mr. Key is the patron, and the Rev. Robt Sutton, A. B. perpetual curate. There is here a slenderly endowed school for 20 boys or girls. Pop. 182.
Here in 1066, Harald Hardrada, king of Norway, defeated the Northumbrians, and took York, commanded by Morchar, the governor of York, and Edwin, Earl of Chester. --Drake. The Quakers retreat and York barracks are are in this township."
"WATER FULFORD, in the parish of Fulfords Ambo, wapentake of Ouse and Derwent, a part in the liberty of St. Peter's; ½ mile SSW. of Fulfords Ambo, 2½ miles S. of York. Population, 35."
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- St. Oswald's Church, Fulford. (With short history).
- The Methodist Church, Fulford. (With short history).
- The Old St. Oswald's Church (now a private house), Fulford. (With short history).
- The Christian Science Society, York.
- 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 Bulmer's 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Fulfords Ambo to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE610495 (Lat/Lon: 53.938031, -1.072288), Fulfords Ambo 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 World War I memorial at St. Oswald's Church.
- 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:
- (SE612504) Walmgate Stray