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The manor of Acomb is recorded in Domesday in the eleventh century. At this time it was already in the possession of the Archbishop of York. In 1228 the Archbishop gave the manor to the treasurers of York Minster who held it as a prebendal manor until 1547 when it was surrendered to the Crown.
The Crown retained the manor until 1623 when James I gave it back to the Archbishop of York in exchange for York House and other properties in St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex. The Archbishop later sold the manor to Francis Barlow in 1855 and the Barlow family held it until 1925 when the lordship was extinguished. For much of its history the manor was farmed out to various families for eleven year periods.
The manor comprised Acomb, Clifton and Holgate as well as the rents of Skelton and Wigginton. Manorial courts were held twice a year in Acomb, at Easter and at Michaelmas.