GOODMANHAM: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.
"GOODMANHAM, a parish partly in the liberty of ST-PETER-OF-YORK, but chiefly in the Holme-Beacon division of the wapentake of HAHTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, 1 mile N.N.E. from Market- Weighton, containing 240 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of the East riding, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £12.11. 8, The Rev. W. Blow was patron in 1819. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is principally in the Norman style of architecture, with later additions. Stukeley says " the Apostle Paulinus built the parish church of Godmundham, where is the font in which he baptized the heathen high priest Colfi; " there is reason to suppose, from the appearance of the structure, that the materials for its erection were taken from the ruins of the chief pagan temple in Northumbria, which stood in the neighbourhood, at or near the Delgovitia of the Romans, the site being still plainly traceable by numerous artificial mounds, now called the Howe hills."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]