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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SELBY, a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, a part in the liberty of St. Peter; 8 miles from Snaith, 10 from Howden, 11 from Ferrybridge, 12½ from Tadcaster, 14 from Pontefract, 15 from York, 18 from Market Weighton, 20 from Leeds, 183 from London. Market, Monday. Fairs, Easter Tuesday; the Monday after Boroughbridge Barnabas Fair, and old Michaelmas day, for horses, horned cattle, sheep, &c., the horse show commences September 20, and ends on the 26th; Line Fairs are on every Thursday six weeks, from Michaelmas to Saint Peter's day, old style. Bankers, Messrs. Scholfield, Clarkson, and Co. draw on Messrs. Spooner, and Co. 27, Gracechurch Street Principal Inns, George, and Kings Head. Pop. 4,097. The Church, peculiar, is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary and St. Germain, in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, p.r. !£101. Patron, the Archbishop of York." (There is further information for Selby).

"ROSCARRS, a farm-house in the township and parish of Selby; 2 miles E. of Selby, 9 from Snaith."

"SPARK HAGG, a farm-house in the township and parish of Selby; 1¾ miles NW. of Selby."

"STAYNOR HALL, (or Stainer Hall), a farm-house in the township and parish of Selby; 1¼ miles S. of Selby, 7¾ from Snaith."

"THORPE HALL, a farm-house in the township and parish of Selby; 2 miles W. of Selby, 9 from Ferrybridge."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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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:
    • (SE623315) East Common