- 1599-2018 (Creation)
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The existence of a church at Pocklington was recorded in Domesday in the eleventh century. It was given by Henry I to the Archbishop and Deans of York and remained subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean of York until the nineteenth century.
Until the thirteenth century Pocklington acted as ‘mother church’ to a large area which included Yapham, Meltonby, Ousethorpe, Allerthorpe, Waplington, Barmby Moor, Bolton, Fangfoss, Spittle, Great and Little Givendale, Grimthorpe, Hayton, Bielby, Millington, Thornton, Melbourne and Storwood, many of which had their own chapels or churches. In 1252 this area was divided into a number of smaller parochial units with the ordination of five new vicarages, including one at Pocklington.
The present parish church is dedicated to All Saints and is known locally as the ‘Cathedral of the Wolds.’ It dates to the twelfth century, with the church tower added in the fifteenth. The church was repaired in 1852 and 1885 and then restored in 1901-1902 by architect John Bilson. An oak pulpit was added by Temple Moore. The churchyard was closed for burials in the nineteenth century.
Today Pocklington parish, which includes Owsthorpe and Kilnwick Percy, is part of the combined benefices of Pocklington Wold, which also includes Great Givendale, Huggate, Millington and Nunburnholme. An exchange of parts of the parish with Barmby Moor took place in 1960. Since 2006 the vicar of Pocklington has also been licensed as priest in charge of the nearby parishes of Londesborough, Nunburnholme, Hayton, Burnby, Shiptonthorpe and Huggate which made up the Londesborough Wold benefice. The churches of the Pocklington Wold and Londesborough Wold benefices are together known as the Pocklington Group.
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