The Ancient Parish of WHIXLEY
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"WHIXLEY, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; 6 miles SE. of Boroughbridge, 7½ from Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough, 11 from York. Pop. 467. The Church (see Churches for photograph) is a perpetual curacy, in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, £7. 17s. 1d. p.r. !£41. Patron, the Heirs of the Tancreds." (There is further information for Whixley).
"GREEN HAMMERTON, in the parish of Whixley, upper-division of Claro; 7 miles SE. of Boroughbridge and Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough, 10 from York. Principal Inn, the George, a Posting House. Pop. 329."
"PROVIDENCE GREEN, a single house in the township of Green Hammerton, and parish of Whixley; 7 miles from Knaresborough."
"THORNVILLE, a township, in the parish of Whixley, lower-division of Claro; 5 miles NE. of Wetherby, 9 from Knaresborough, 10 from York. Pop. 13."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]
- Here are photographs of Churches etc. in the parish:
- The Church of the Ascension, Whixley.
- The Church of the Ascension, Whixley (another view).
- Internal view looking down the nave
- The Methodist Church, Whixley.
- St. Thomas's Chapel of Ease, Green Hammerton.
- St. Thomas's Chapel of Ease, Green Hammerton (from the back).
- Transcript of the entry for Whixley in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- There is further information about this parish from the Pigot's 1834 Directory, Yorkshire section.
- 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Whixley to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE442582 (Lat/Lon: 54.017922, -1.326917), Whixley 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.)
- Lest this Whixley lad be forgotten, he is honoured here. The only Whixley lad who was killed in action in WW2:
His name has never (to my knowledge)appeared on any official village memorial or roll of honour,
His name is JAMES PHILIP SEDGWICK killed in action 1945, buried at Zoelen, Holland, age 24.
He was the only son of James and Kathleen Sedgwick of South Hill, Whixley
[Richard Watson, 2009]
- 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:
- (SE457584) Tancred
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
- A list of those paying the 1379 Subsidy Rolls (Poll Tax) for this parish.