fonds PR/L/M - Parish records of Long Marston

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Parish records of Long Marston


  • 1592-2005 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.15 cubic metres

10 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

There was a church and chapel of ease in the parish from at least the twelfth century. The church was at Chapel Hill near Angram, whilst the chapel was at Long Marston.

The church had fallen into disrepair by the end of the fourteenth century and in 1400 parishioners were granted a faculty to take down the old church and use the materials to remodel the chapel at Long Marston into their new parish church, dedicated to All Saints. The church tower was added later in the fifteenth century and the church was restored in 1869.

The parish includes Long Marston, Angram and Hutton Wandesley. Noteworthy rectors of the parish include William Akroyd, who died in 1518 leaving money to found the Ackroyd Exhibition, and Dr Thomas Morton, who was rector from 1598 and later became successively Bishop of Chester, Lichfield and Durham.

Today Long Marston is part of the parish of Marston Moor and the united benefice of North Ainsty, both of which also include Askham Richard, Bilbrough, Rufforth and Tockwith.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1963. Further additions were made to the archive in 1978, 1983, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2013.

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Scope and content

Includes register of Christenings, 1645-1994 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1796-1813); register of marriages, 1645-1983, 1985-1993; register of burials, 1645-1994 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1796-1813); register of services, 1923-1962; records concerning benefice income, including papers concerning tithe and common rights disputes, c.1630-1670, tithe lease, 1803, correspondence and papers, 1867-1936, and glebe buildings papers, 1929-1936; charity records, including correspondence and papers, 1795, 1825-1826, 1842, 1851-1857, 1891, 1905-1906, 1909, 1925-1932, and bonds for poor's money, 1654-1697; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1778-1967, briefs, 1707-1827, fabric papers, 1870, 1914, 1977-1995, churchyard papers including lists of graves, 1876, 1978-1980, and historical notes on the church, 1988; records of incumbents, including contemporary notes on Registration Act of 1812, parsonage house papers, 1848, and statistical returns, 1911-1922; overseers’ records, including rates papers, 1813, 1885, settlement certificates, 1701, 1707, 1711, removal order, 1709, and apprenticeship indenture, 1718; school records, including correspondence and papers, 1858, 1875, 1903-1935, and deeds, 1709, 1859; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1822-1843, 1892-1991, minutes of Standing Committee, 1988-1998, annual meeting minutes, 1991-2005, accounts, 1929, 1987, map of Hutton Wandesley and Angram, early 19th century, and land tax papers, c.1886.


Further accruals are not 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 2002.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Selected records, including registers of christenings, marriages, and burials, 1645-1900, churchwardens' accounts, 1778-1900, and poor law papers, 1653-1885, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 734, 1753, 1770).

Related units of description

For related material held by the Borthwick Institute concerning the Akroyd Foundation, see the records of Akroyd Exhibition.

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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, 24.02.16




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