Area, 4,890 acres. Harthill wapentake. Hunsley Beacon. -Population, 462 *2; Church-room, 150 *3; Net value, £49. -In Sancton was a Church and a priest, at the time of the Norman Survey.
The Church was anciently a Rectory of two medieties, which were consolidated by Archbishop Walter Gray in 1251, of which the Priory of Watton had the patronage, to which it was appropriated, and a Vicarage ordained therein, 5th Id. July 1310.
Patron and impropriator, John Broadley, Esq.
The Church is valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation, at £20; in the King's books, the Vicarage is valued at £6. 1s. 10d.; in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 357, at £6. 13s. 4d.; and in 1818, at £58. 12s. 4d. per annum.
Augmented in 1745, with £200; in 1756, with £200; in 1792, with £200; and in 1830, with £200 -all by lot.
There was an unreported decree in the Exchequer, in Easter Term, 1st Jac. I., as to tithes of North Cliffe.
An Inclosure Act was passed 9th Geo. III.
The glebe house was returned in 1818 as unfit for residence, being " only a little low cottage ;" and also returned " unfit," in 1834.
The Register Books commence in 1538 ; deficient from 1641 to 1717 inclusive.
The Free School, founded by Marmaduke Langdale, by will, dated 1st August 1609, for the instruction of poor children in reading, writing, and accounts. The number of scholars, at the time of the Report, were about thirty. The schoolmaster to be an University man, either of Oxford or Cambridge, a graduate, and a preacher of the word of God ; for which, and the teaching the scholars, he receives the sum of £20. -Vide 11th Report, page 742.
Post town: Market Weighton.
Torre's MS., page 1123. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 38. Wood's Bodleian MS., No. 5101. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Santone), pages 14. 155. 193. 238; (Houeton, Haltun), 12. 155. 193; (Cline), 12. 238. Mon. Ang., vol. vi. page 957. Burton's Monasticon, page 198.
*1 Now held as a Perpetual Curacy. There have been no institutions, says Archbishop Sharp, since 1549.
*2 Viz. North Cliffe, 85 ; and Sancton and Houghton, 377. -In 1834, the Population was returned at 470.
*3 In 1818, the Church-room was returned at 412.