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GOODMANHAM: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

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"GOODMANHAM, a parish in the Holme Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, East Riding of county York, 1½ mile N.E. of Market Weighton, its post town, and 6 miles S.E. of Pocklington. This place is of considerable antiquity, and is called by Bede, Godmingaham. He states that a great pagan temple stood here, which the high priest Coife destroyed on his conversion to Christianity. The village, which is small, is pleasantly situated on an acclivity on the western side of the Wolds. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of York, value £447. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to All Saints. It has two fonts, one very old and of rough workmanship, said to have been that used at the baptism of Coife. The Wesleyans have a chapel. Lord Londesborough is lord of the manor."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013