fonds PR/CRAM - Parish records of Crambe

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Parish records of Crambe


  • 1711-1966 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.08 cubic metres

5 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 1086-)

Administrative history

The existence of a church at Crambe was recorded in Domesday in the eleventh century. A moiety of this church is thought to have been held by the Count of Mortain and later given by Ralph Pagnell, or Paynel, to Holy Trinity Priory, York. In 1175 the Prior of Holy Trinity ceded it to Kirkham Priory and a vicarage was ordained some time before 1321 when the earliest known vicar is recorded.

Following the Dissolution of the Monasteries the advowson passed to the Crown and then to the See of York, who held it until 1868. The parish church of St Michael dates to the eleventh century but was rebuilt and expanded between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries.

The parish historically included Barton le Willows and Whitwell on the Hill. In 1860 a church, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, was erected at Whitwell on the Hill at the expense of Lady Lechmere

Today the parish of Crambe 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 1979. A further addition was made to the archive in 1982.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1711-1866; register of marriages, 1711-1938; register of burials, 1711-1792, 1813-1939; register of banns, 1824-1875; register of services, 1920-1958; register of confirmations, 1936-1951; records concerning benefice income, including sequestration accounts, 1963-1964, correspondence and papers, 1864-1866, 1893, 1895, 1962; churchwardens records, including accounts, 1711-1962, restoration papers, 1886-1887, fabric papers, 1868-1958, 1962-1963, and churchyard papers, 1888, 1909-1914, 1955-1957; records of incumbents, including dilapidations, 1955, parsonage house papers, 1866-1871, 1923, 1963-1964, and correspondence, 1861-1966; records concerning parish rooms and societies, including correspondence regarding reading room, 1957-1958; school records, including log books, 1866-1871, correspondence, 1958-1959, and reports, 1866-1871, 1883-1896.


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 1982.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1711-1866, marriages, 1711-1885, burials, 1711-1885, and banns, 1824-1875, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 671, 1761).

Related units of description

The Borthwick Institute also holds records for the church of St John the Evangelist at Whitwell on the Hill, parish of Crambe. These include registers of marriages, 1861-1972, registers of services, 1914-1960, Vestry minutes and churchwardens' accounts, 1860-1922, and a school managers' minute book, 1903-1945.

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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, 01.02.16.




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