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Sherburn In Elmet

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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SHERBURN IN ELMET, a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash, a part in the liberty of St Peter; 3½ miles from Aberford, 6 from Ferrybridge, 7 from Tadcaster and Pontefract, 8 from Selby, 12½ from Leeds, 15 from York, 183 from London. Market, Friday. Fair, September 25, for horses, linen, &c. Principal Inn, Red Bear. Pop. 1,144. The Church, peculiar, is a Vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, £10. 17s. 1d. p.r. £130. Patron, the Prebendary of Fenton." (There is further information for Sherburn In Elmet).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Barkston Ash
  • Huddleston
  • Lenerton
  • Lotherton
  • Lumby
  • Micklefield
  • Newthorpe
  • Rest Park
  • South Milford
  • Steeton Hall
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]




Church History


Church Records

  • Peter Watkinson has transcribed the entries for Burials for South Milford Church from its commission in 1847 to the present day. There are two files, one dealing with Burials 1847 to 1979 and the other dealing with Burials 1979 to 1998 when the dates of death started to be entered.
  • The whereabouts and dates of the Registers etc. for the Parish of Sherburn in Elmet.




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Memorial Inscriptions


Names, Geographical

  • 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:
    • (SE445325) New Micklefield
    • (SE442337) Old Micklefield