fonds PR/A/S - Parish records of Appleton le Street

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Parish records of Appleton le Street


  • 1715-2001 (Creation)

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0.1 cubic metres

5 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

The church of Holy Trinity, Appleton le Street was first mentioned in a charter of King Henry II (1154-1189) in which it was granted to St Alban’s Abbey, although the building dates from at least the eleventh century. In 1218 a papal charter confirmed the grant of both Appleton le Street and its dependent chapel of St Helen, Amotherby, to the abbey, and papal and royal licenses for the appropriation of the churches were issued in the fourteenth century. A vicarage was ordained there in 1358.

St Alban’s held the advowson until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century when it reverted to the Crown and then passed into private hands in the eighteenth century.

The parish included the townships of Appleton le Street, Amotherby, Broughton, Hildenley and Swinton, and Easthorpe. Today the parish is known as Appleton le Street with Amotherby.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1978 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1985, 1990, 1994 and 2012.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1715-1930; register of marriages, 1716-1936, 1940-1989; register of burials, 1715-1855; register of banns, 1911-1998; register of services, 1900-2001; records concerning benefice income, including tithe papers, 1846, 1919-1921, glebe exchange, 1877, survey and valuation of glebe in Appleton and Amotherby, 1806, papers, 1952, 1956, mortuary payments, 1814-1847, copies of 1368 endowment of vicarage, made 17th and 18th centuries; churchwardens’ records, including accounts and assessments, 1818-1864, fabric papers, 1904, 1939, 1950, 1959-1961, 1972-1980, 1999, and churchyard papers, 1971-1980; records of incumbents, including opinion on value of perpetual advowson and of next presentation, 1824, dilapidations, 1933, 1949, 1952, statistical returns, 1935-1936, correspondence and papers, 1944-1978, and papers regarding parish history, 1973; overseers’ records, including rating valuation, 1879; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including list of books in parish library, 19th century, and programme for Floral Society exhibition, 1864; school records, including letter, 1933; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1912-1971; accounts 1939-1973, 1992-2000, Swinton enclosure award, 1776, magazines, 1871-1875, 1887-1889, map of estate at Swinton, 1775, deed and map showing Swinton drainage, 1884, insurance papers, 1930, 1979, logbook of local and church events, 1809-1974, with parish magazine 1805-1868; visitors’ book, 1958-1991.


Further accruals are expected.

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Conditions governing access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Conditions governing reproduction

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Language of material

  • English
  • Latin

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Finding aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received up to and including 1994. Later material has not yet been listed, for further information please contact the Borthwick Institute.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1715-1930, marriages, 1715-1936, and burials, 1715-1855, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 630, 1589).

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GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 09.12.15




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