The Ancient Parish of HUNSINGORE
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"HUNSINGORE, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; 4 miles N. of Wetherby, 6½ from Knaresborough, 14 from York. Pop. 237. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, £5. 17s. 3½d. Patron, Sir Henry Goodricke, Bart.
In the Manor of Hulsingoure, 20 William I. Erneis de Burun, a Norman Chief, had five carucates, and three oxgangs, of taxable land; nine villeins, three bordars, and three ploughs; wood land, two furlongs long, and one broad, valued, in the whole, at 50s. After which, this Manor became part of the possessions of the Knights Templars. Since the suppression of that order, this, with several other estates hereabouts, have belonged to the family of Goudricke; whose ancient seat was at this place, situated on a mound; the sides of which were cut into terraces, rising near ten feet above each other; here were four of these terraces, above which, on a flat area, (where, a few years since, several reliques of antiquity were found) stood the Mansion, commanding a very extensive prospect. Tradition says, this house was destroyed in the civil wars of Charles I. which is very probable, as it is well known Sir John Goodricke took a very active part on the side of royalty, in those perilous times. --Hist. Knaresborough."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Transcript of the entry for Hunsingore in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Hunsingore.
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West 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, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Stephen Whatley's Gazetteer 1750, Yorkshire extracts.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Hunsingore to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE429535 (Lat/Lon: 53.975792, -1.347416), Hunsingore which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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- The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
- (SE395549) Ribston Lodge
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.