fonds PR/BUT - Parish records of Buttercrambe

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Parish records of Buttercrambe


  • 1635-1948 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.02 cubic metres

1 box

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Name of creator

(fl 13th century-)

Administrative history

The church of St John the Evangelist, Buttercrambe, is a chapel to ease within the parish of Bossall. The church building dates to the thirteenth century and it has been associated with Bossall parish church since at least 1404. The church was partly rebuilt in the fifteenth century and then again in 1878-1881.

The parish and chapelry were granted by the Crown to the Dean and Chapter of Durham at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Today the parish of Bossall with Buttercrambe and Howsham is one of eight parishes within the united benefice of Harton.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1972 by the incumbent.

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Scope and content

Includes register of baptisms, 1635-1772; register of marriages, 1636-1652, 1659-1742; register of burials, 1635-1742, 1763.


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 in 1972.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1635-1772, marriages, 1635-1720, and burials, 1636-1742, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 660).

Related units of description

For related material held by the Borthwick Institute see the parish records of Bossall which include a tithe award and map for Buttercrambe with Aldby, 1844; elevations and plans for Buttercrambe Church, 1879; a faculty for a memorial tablet in Buttercrambe Church, 1948; and Bossall with Buttercrambe vestry and parish meeting minutes, 1877-1926.

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Description identifier

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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