fonds PR/BUR - Parish records of Burythorpe

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Parish records of Burythorpe


  • 1720-2012 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.10 cubic metres

5 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

The earliest reference to a church at Burythorpe was c.1180-1190 when the church and all rights of patronage were given by the Nobil family to the Priory of Kirkham. Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century the patronage passed to the Crown. The first rector was recorded in 1246.

Little is known of the original Norman parish church of All Saints. The building was demolished and a new church built in its place in 1857-1858 by architects J. B. and W. Atkinson of York, although the original baptismal font was retained.

The parish includes the hamlet of Thornthorpe. Today Burythorpe is part of the united parish of West Buckrose, which includes eight village churches.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1963 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1970, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2005 and 2013.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1721-1751, 1759-1876; register of marriages, 1720-1750, 1756-2012; register of burials, 1720-1751, 1813-1992; register of banns, 1825-1963; register of services, 1913-1993; notes for burial register entries, 1941-1970; charity records, including Welcome Home Charity for members of His Majesty's Forces from Burythorpe account book, 1945; churchwardens’ records, including plan of church, 1960; records of incumbents, including notebook on benefice, 1939, rectory papers, 1966, rector's notebook, 1963, and Book of Common Prayer, 1815; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including Burythorpe Football Club Committee minute book, 1950-1952, and Women's Institute records, 1951-1974; school records, including managers' minutes of meetings, 1903-1945, log books, 1874-1920, correspondence and tenancy agreement for teacher's house, 1911-1912, and papers in connection with the sale of the school, 1967; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1894-1985, accounts, 1908-1912, 1931-1957, 1963-1986 (including financial history memoranda), property papers, 1967, correspondence, 1976-1985, sale details for Burythorpe Estate, 1914, and College Farm, 1935; photographs of Burythorpe and its inhabitants, 1900-2000.


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 2013.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1721-1927, marriages, 1720-1989, burials, 1813-1992, and banns, 1825-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 659, 1596, 1752, 1760).

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Institution identifier

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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