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SANCTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"SANCTON, a parish in the Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of HARTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of North Cliff, and Sancton with Houghton, and containing 423 inhabitants, of which number, 334 are in the township of Sancton with Houghton, 2 miles S.E. from Market-Weighton. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of the East riding, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £6. 1. 10., endowed with £600 royal bounty, and in the patronage of J. Broadley, Esq. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A free school is endowed with a rentcharge of £20, which is paid for teaching about thirty boys."


"NORTH CLIFFE, a township in the parish of SANCTON, Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of HARTHILL, East riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles S. from Market-Weighton, containing 89 inhabitants."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]