fonds PR/BAR - Parish records of Barlby

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Parish records of Barlby


  • 1780-2003 (Creation)

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0.14 cubic metres

9 boxes

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Administrative history

Barlby was a chapelry within the parish of Hemingbrough until 1895 when it became a parish in its own right. From 1481 it contained a chapel of ease. This was demolished and rebuilt c.1780, and then expanded in 1895 when it became the new parish church of All Saints, Barlby. Prior to 1780, Barlby baptisms, marriages and burials were registered at St Mary’s Church, Hemingbrough.

Barlby formed part of the peculiar jurisdiction of Howdenshire which was subject to the Dean and Chapter of Durham until the nineteenth century. In 1929 parts of the parish were transferred to Selby.

Today Hemingbrough is part of the benefice of Riccall, Barlby and Hemingbrough.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1967 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1978, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2007.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1780-1993 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1780-1791); register of marriages, 1853-1967; register of burials, 1782, 1785-1953 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1782, 1785-1812; confirmation register, 1949-2003; register of services, 1894-1935, 1943-1997; records concerning benefice income, including grant of land, 1736, glebe papers, 1943-1984, and tithe papers, 1924-1968; charity records, including accounts, 1894-1911, and correspondence, 1968; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1894-1924, 1926, 1929, 1934, papers, 1954, 1965, church fabric papers, 1894-1989, plan of Barlby chapel showing pew allocations, 19th century, and churchyard papers, 1923-1986; records of incumbents, including benefice papers, 1977, parsonage house papers, including dilapidations papers, 1896, 1945-1990, incumbents' papers, 1983-1990, church membership return, 1962, parish visiting list, 1949-1956, and service papers, 1895; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including community/sports centre correspondence, 1987, and parish rooms' papers, 1961-1981; school records, including papers concerning school site, 1961-1981; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1894-2003, accounts, 1922-1936, financial papers, 1956-1992, insurance papers, 1943-1990, correspondence and papers, 1960-1991, and photocopy of diocesan survey, 1976.


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 2007.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1780-1993, marriages, 1853-1967, and burials, 1782-1953, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 634, 1591, 1596, 1751).

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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, 22.12.15.




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