fonds PR/GIV - Parish records of Great Givendale

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Parish records of Great Givendale


  • 1657-2008 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.05 cubic metres

3 boxes and 2 rolls

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

A chapel existed at Great Givendale in the twelfth century, subordinate to the mother church of Pocklington. In 1252 a vicarage was ordained jointly in the chapels of Givendale and Millington, and the united benefice remained subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of York as Prebend of Givendale until the nineteenth century. During the second half of the twentieth century the vicar of Pocklington was also vicar of the parishes of Great Givendale and Millington.

The parish church is dedicated to St Ethelburga. Although parts of it date to the twelfth century, it was largely rebuilt in 1849 and a new vestry added in 1886.

The parish includes Great Givendale and the hamlet of Grimthorpe. Today it is part of the united benefice of Pocklington Wold, which also includes Huggate, Kilnwick Percy, Millington, Nunburnholme and Pocklington.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1977. Further additions were made to the archive in 1979, 1988, 1993, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2011 and 2015.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1658-1675, 1703-1706, 1710-1812, 1814-1991; register of marriages, 1657-1677, 1703-1704, 1711-1752, 1754-1837, 1839-1976; register of burials, 1657-1674, 1703-1705, 1712-1811, 1816-1984 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1778-1811, ages only from 1786); register of confirmations, 1882-1895; register of banns, 1824-1947; register of services, 1947-1994; records concerning benefice income, including tithe composition papers, 1842, report on income, 1870, and papers, 1939; churchwardens’ records, including minutes, 2007, accounts, 1849, restoration papers, 1885-1886, and fabric papers, 1888, 1906-1907, 1915, 1945-1967; records of incumbents, including parish history, 1870, benefice papers, 1871, and statistical returns, 1937; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1964-2007, annual reports and accounts, 2001-2008, sale catalogues for Grimthorpe estate, 1914, and Wellgarth Farm estate, 1922; minutes of annual meeting of parishioners, 2003-2007; printed history of Great Givendale with Grimthorpe, 1870; photograph of church interior, 1988.


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 2015.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of baptisms, 1658-1991, marriages, 1657-1839, burials, 1657-1984, and banns, 1824-1900, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 689, 882, 1761).

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Publication note

See, A. Gibbons, ed. 'The Northern Genealogist ,' Volume 3 (1900), for transcripts of Great Givendale parish register, 1699-1710.

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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, 12.02.16.




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