- 1553-1981 (Creation)
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0.31 cubic metres
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There was a church at Market Weighton from at least the twelfth century, although a church is said to have existed there since Saxon times. It was granted to the Cathedral Church of York during the reign of King Henry I, but was for a short time appropriated by the Prior and Convent of Durham before being restored to York by Archbishop Walter de Grey and made once again subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of the Prebend of Weighton. A vicarage was ordained there in 1255.
The parish church of All Saints has undergone significant alterations over the centuries. The chancel was extended and the tower largely rebuilt in the thirteenth century. At some point a wooden spire was built but this was removed in 1785. The church was restored in 1871, with a new organ by Jones & Sons of South Kensington added in 1883 and the chancel refloored in marble in 1897 to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The choir and clergy stalls were created in the 1940s by Robert Thompson of Kilburn and include his trademark mouse carvings. More recently a modern kitchen and toilet were added.
The parish historically included the hamlets of Arras and Shipton, the latter of which had its own chapel of ease. Shipton separated from Market Weighton in 1876 to form the new parish of Shiptonthorpe.
As of 2017 the church remains in use.
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