fonds PR/B/M - Parish records of Barmby Moor

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Parish records of Barmby Moor


  • 1720-1993 (Creation)

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0.22 cubic metres

11 boxes and 2 rolls

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(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

Barmby Moor, also known as Barmby on the Moor, was one of a number of chapels given by the King to the Archbishop of York and York Minster between 1100 and 1108. They were subsequently assigned to the Dean of York and remained subject to the Dean’s peculiar jurisdiction until the nineteenth century.

In 1252 a vicarage was ordained jointly at Barmby and Fangfoss. The two still had separate ministers in the 1520s but from 1568 the vicarage of Barmby and the curacy of Fangfoss were always held by the same incumbent. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the incumbent also held the vicarage of Thornton with Allerthorpe and as a result a number of Barmby marriages for this period can be found in the Thornton registers.

The parish church is dedicated to St Catherine and is believed to date from at least 1252. The church was largely rebuilt in 1850-1852 by J. B. Atkinson of York, but still retains its fifteenth century tower and spire.

The benefice was augmented in 1777 and 1799 through Queen Anne’s Bounty, and again in 1860 when nine acres of land were transferred to the vicarage by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Barmby Moor vicarage house, which had ceased to exist by 1716, was rebuilt in 1847 and enlarged in 1871. In 1971 a new vicarage house was built in the grounds of the old structure.

In 1960 parts of Barmby parish were exchanged with those of Pocklington.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1969 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1982, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996, 2002 and 2009.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1720-1990 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1779-1812); register of marriages, 1720-1977; register of burials, 1720-1956 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1779-1812); register of banns, 1824-1993; register of services, 1893-1906, 1909-1985; register of confirmations, 1927, 1933; confirmation lists, 1863-1884; records concerning benefice income, including accounts, 1848-1867, 1876-1880, glebe papers, 1840-1871, 1880, 1919-1920, 1940, glebe deeds, 1736-1854, sequestration accounts, 1932-1933, and correspondence, 1949-1952; charity records, including accounts, 1818-1848, 1874-1886, scheme, 1876, correspondence, 1924, and papers, 1818-1894; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1822-1908, 1933-1979, mortgage for building church, 1850, fabric papers, 1910-1970, papers concerning rebuilding of Barmby Moor Church, 1850-1853, with correspondence regarding Hatfield Chase Drainage Act, 1847-1857, and glass photographic negatives of Barmby Moor Church and village, 1906; records of incumbents, including dilapidations, 1942, statistical returns, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1938-1939, 1957, volume of accounts, correspondence, plans and other matters, c.1840-1932, including a financial history of his incumbency and letter books of the Reverend Robert Taylor, 1841-1852, and glass photographic negatives of vicarage, n.d; overseers’ records, including accounts, 1817-1849, settlement certificates and examinations, 1756-1847, bastardy bonds and orders, 1747-1843, and apprenticeship indentures, 1783-1796; school records, including managers' minutes of meetings, 1903-1950, accounts and correspondence, 1911-1919, 1933-1939, 1960-1976, correspondence, 1859-1862, 1949-1950, Yapham Church School and Poor Charity Scheme, 1871, typescript history of the school, 1973, deed, 1845, inspectors' reports, 1842-1903, plans, 1925, 1930, and Sunday School accounts, 1936, 1949-1957; surveyors’ records, including Surveyors of Highways' accounts and rates assessment, 1817-1848; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including accounts, 1930-1979, parish boundary map, 1960.


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

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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 2009.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1720-1990, marriages, 1720-1974, burials, 1720-1956, and banns, 1824-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 635, 881, 1592, 1761).

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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, 17.12.15




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