fonds PR/HOW - Parish records of Howsham

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Parish records of Howsham


  • 1657-1954 (Creation)

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0.05 cubic metres

6 boxes

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Administrative history

The church of St John the Evangelist, Howsham, was a chapel of ease within the parish of Scrayingham until 1977 when it was transferred to the parish of Bossall with Buttercrambe.

The church was built in 1859-1860 to a design by architect George Edmund Street, and at the expense of Mrs Chomley of Howsham Hall, whose husband funded the rebuilding of Scrayingham church in 1853.

Today St John’s is one of three churches within the parish of Bossall with Buttercrambe and Howsham, which is in turn part of the combined benefice of Harton.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1972 by the incumbent. A further addition was made to the archive in 1974.

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Scope and content

Includes register of marriages, 1933-1954; overseers’ accounts and rates, 1657-1837; The Book of Common Prayer (Oxford edition), 1857; The Homilies of the United Church of England and Ireland, 1815; The Book of Common Prayer (London edition), 1857; The Communion and other Services according to the Use of the United Church of England and Ireland, 1858; and Brown’s Self Interpreting Family Bible, n.d.


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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.

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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 1974.

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Existence and location of copies

Registers of marriages, 1933-1954, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (Reference: MF 709).

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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, 22.02.16.




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