fonds PR/POP - Parish records of Poppleton

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Parish records of Poppleton


  • 1775-1972 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.03 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 11th century-)

Administrative history

There was a church at Nether Poppleton from at least the eleventh century. It was appropriated to St Mary’s Abbey, York, at its foundation in 1088 and the Abbey held the advowson until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century, at which time it passed to the Crown and then to the Archbishop of York. It is not known when a vicarage was ordained there but it was described as such by the seventeenth century. The living was augmented in 1829.

The present parish church dates to the twelfth century. It is dedicated to the seventh century Saxon saint Everilda, who is believed to have led a monastic community at either Everingham or Nether Poppleton. The church was restored in the nineteenth century and in 1939 a new altar was installed, carved by Robert ‘the Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn. In 2015 an extension was added to house new kitchen and storage facilities.

In 1866 Upper Poppleton chapelry separated from Copmanthorpe parish to join that of Nether Poppleton. Today Nether Poppleton is part of the united parish and benefice of Nether with Upper Poppleton.

Name of creator

(fl 13th century-)

Administrative history

Upper Poppleton was originally a chapelry within the medieval parish of York, St Mary Bishophill Junior and thus subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of York until the nineteenth century. In 1844 the chapelry became part of a new parish of Copmanthorpe with Upper Poppleton, and then in 1866 it separated from Copmanthorpe to join the existing parish and benefice of Nether Poppleton, which became Nether Poppleton with Upper Poppleton.

The present church, which is dedicated to All Saints, was built in 1890 by architect Charles Hodgson Fowler, replacing the medieval chapel of All Hallows. The church was altered in 1959-1972 by George Pace.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Diocesan Registry in 1958 by the incumbent and subsequently transferred to the Borthwick Institute. Further additions were made to the archive in 1974 and 1980.

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Scope and content

Includes charity records, comprising file of correspondence relating to bequest, 1959-1960; enclosure award for the manor of Poppleton and Scagglethorpe Moor, 1775; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes, 1920-1972, finance committee minutes, 1955-1970, register of parochial electors, 1947-1953, and booklet of Christian stewardship programme, 1962; volume of notes, cuttings, photographs and other items relating to the history of Upper and Nether Poppleton, n.d.


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 1980.

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Related units of description

The records of Upper and Nether Poppleton are also deposited at the Borthwick Institute.

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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, 02.03.16.




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