fonds PR/BS - Parish records of Barton le Street

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Parish records of Barton le Street


  • 1701-1999 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.1 cubic metres

5 boxes and 3 rolls

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Name of creator

(fl 1086-)

Administrative history

The existence of a church at Barton was recorded in Domesday in the eleventh century. It was given by Sir Ralph Pagnel, or Paynell, to Holy Trinity Priory, York, in the late eleventh century but by 1302 the patronage was held by the de Grey family who were then lords of the manor of Barton le Street.

The church building, dedicated to St Michael & All Angels, dates to the mid-twelfth century, and the earliest known rector was appointed in 1280. Although the church was completely rebuilt in 1871 by Perkin and Son, a number of its original features were incorporated into the new Norman style church. The organ case is by Temple Moore.

The parish historically included the villages of Coneysthorpe and Butterwick and mission chapels were erected to serve the local communities there in 1835 and 1858 respectively.

Today, Coneysthorpe, part of the Castle Howard estate, remains part of Barton le Street parish, whilst Butterwick has become part of the parish of Salton.

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 1979, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 2012.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1701-1885; register of marriages, 1702-1766, 1813-1906, 1952-1978; register of burials, 1703-1950; register of banns, 1874-1985; register of services, 1889-1899, 1915-1999; register of Coneysthorpe services, 1934-1956; records concerning benefice income, including papers, 1922, and tithe papers, 1921-1922; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1947-1952, church plans, 1904, note of caretaker's duties and wages, c.1935, church fabric papers (including Butterwick Church), 1908-1980, churchyard papers, 1978-1980, and leaflet on the history of the church and its architecture, n.d.; records of incumbents, including mortgage, 1877, benefice papers (including Butterwick), 1977-1981, parsonage house papers, including dilapidations papers, 1915-1981, church membership returns, 1971, and service papers, 1908; overseers’ records, including accounts, 1823-36; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including papers regarding village hall, 1969-1977, Barton and Coneysthorpe F.W.O. membership, 1980-1981, and church fete accounts, 1978; school records, including conveyance, 1851, insurance papers, 1924, 1982, correspondence concerning closure of school, 1953, and lease of school as village hall, 1970; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1823-1836, 1894-1905, register of electors, c.1930, minutes of meetings and agenda, 1976-1981, cash book, 1940-1942, financial papers, 1966-1981, insurance papers (including Butterwick), 1930s, 1965-1979, electoral papers, 1978, parish boundaries map, 1979, miscellaneous papers, 1976-1981, diocesan survey, 1976, and papers regarding Butterwick Church, 1974-1976.


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 1994. Later material has not yet been listed, for further information contact the Borthwick Institute.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1701-1885, marriages, 1702-1978, and burials, 1702-1950, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 636, 1592).

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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, 21.12.15




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