- 1642-1997 (Creation)
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The existence of a church at Hovingham was recorded in Domesday in the eleventh century. It was granted to Newburgh Priory by Roger de Mowbray and the grant was confirmed by the Pope in 1199 and by the Dean and Chapter of York between 1204 and 1210.
At the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century the church passed to the Crown and was subsequently granted by James I to Henry Butler and Henry Ogle and their heirs. The advowson and tithes descended with the manor of Slingsby until 1860, when it was purchased from the Earl of Carlisle by Sir W. C. Worsley. The living was augmented in 1770, 1792, 1811 and 1814.
The parish church of All Saints dates to the eleventh century but was largely rebuilt in 1860 at the expense of the Worsley family. The church’s stained glass ranges in date from the 1860 rebuilding to more recent works by stained glass artist Harry Stammers in 1950 and 1962.
The parish historically included Airyholme, Baxtonhowe, Coulton, Fryton, Howthorpe, Scackleton, South Holme, Standmire and Wath. A chapel existed at Fryton from an early date and was mentioned in 1284-5, but it had fallen into ruin by the 1570s. In the early twentieth century a daughter church, dedicated to St George the Martyr, was built at Scackleton.
Today the parish, which includes All Saints Church, Hovingham, and St George the Martyr, Scackleton, is part of the united benefice of Street Parishes.
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