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SANCTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"SANCTON, a parish in the Hunsley-Beacon division of Harthill wapentake, East Riding county York, 2½ miles S.E. of Market Weighton, its post town. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the high road between Market Weighton and South Cave. The inhabitants are chiefly agricultural. The soil is of a loamy nature. The parish includes the townships of North Cliffe and Sancton, with the hamlet of Houghton. The great tithes were commuted for land under an Enclosure Act in 1769. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York, value £49. The church, dedicated to All Saints, has a crocketed and pinnacled tower. The parochial charities produce about £20 per annum, which goes towards the support of the free school. The Hon. Charles Langdale is lord of the manor."


"HOUGHTON, a hamlet in the parish of Sancton, Hunsley Beacon division of the hundred of Harthill, East Riding county York, 2 miles S.E. of Market Weighton, and 4 S.W. of Sancton. It is situated near the Wolds. Houghton Hall, the principal residence, is situated in a finely wooded park. Near the hall is a Roman Catholic chapel with a school in connection."


"NORTH CLIFFE, a township in the parish of Sancton, in the East Riding of the county of York, 3 miles S. of Market Weighton, its post town, and 16 from York."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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