The Ancient Parish of WARTER
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"WARTER, a parish in the wapentake of Harthill; 4 miles ENE. of Pocklington. The church, dedicated to St. James (see Churches for photograph), is a vicarage, of which Lord Muncaster is the patron, and the Rev. Wm. Courtley, the incumbent. There is also a small Methodist chapel. Population, 428.
Geoffrey Fitz-Pain, alias Trustbut, founded here an Augustine Priory, in 1132, and dedicated it to St. James. About the time of the dissolution it was the residence of a Prior and ten Canons; and its revenues amounted to 143L. 7s. 8d. according to Dugdale, and 221L. 3s. 10d. -Speed. The site was granted 28th and 32nd Henry VIII. to Thomas, Earl of Rutland. -Burton."
"WARTER HALL, known as Warter Priory by 1840, (the seat of Lord Muncaster) in the township and parish of Warter; 4 miles from Pocklington.
Lowther Augustus John Pennington, Lord Muncaster, born December 13th, 1802, succeeded his father, Lowther, the late Lord, July 29th, 1818. Creation, September 21st, 1783.
Gamel da Pennington, ancestor of this noble family, was seated at Muncaster in Cumberland, at the conquest."
- Photographs of the over 190 gravestones etc at Warter church with linked surname index.
- Transcript of the entry for Warter in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory of 1823, of the East Riding.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the The Post Office Directory of the, East and North Ridings, 1857
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Bulmers Directory of 1892. of the East Riding.
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1892 History and Directory of the East Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Warter to another place.
- Here is a scan of a postcard of Warter Priory. (demolished in 1972)
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE867503 (Lat/Lon: 53.941559, -0.680676), Warter which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The War Memorial in Warter village.
- The 1834 Electoral Roll for this parish