Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: SKIRPENBECK.     Church dedication: PATRON SAINT NOT KNOWN.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 1,560 acres. Buckrose wapentake *1. -Population, 214 ; Church-room, 300; Net value, £232. -The town was held for one knight's fee, by Thomas de Chancy, of the King in capite.

The manor had the extraordinary good fortune to be of greater value at the time of the Domesday Survey than in the reign of Edward the Confessor.

This Church, with fifty acres of land, was given by Walter de Chancy to the Abbey of Whitby, and came to the patronage of the Crown at the Dissolution.

Valued in Pope Nicholas's taxation at £16. 13s. 4d., and in his new taxation at £8. 6s. 8d.; in the King's Books at £14. 7s. 8d. Synodals 5s., Procurations 7s. 6d.; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xvii. page 428, it is valued at £90 per annum. " There is another tithe," say the Commissioners, " called Almuer tithe, the inheritance of Sir Watkinson Payler, in the possession of William Sampson, worth yearly £14."

An Inclosure Act was passed 31st Geo. II.

The glebe house was returned in 1818 as fit for residence, but in 1834 was returned as unfit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1660.

Wood's dole, vide Pocklington. 3s. 4d. a year is received by the churchwardens, and distributed amongst the poorest parishioners. - Vide 11th Report, page 718.

Post town: York.

Torre's MS., page 751. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. ii. page 113. Bawdwen's Domesday Book, (Scarpenbec,) pages 214. 239. Burton's Monast., pages 70. 75. 336. Mon. Angl., vol. i. page 408.

*1 Partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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