fonds PR/S/HUT - Parish records of Sand Hutton

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Parish records of Sand Hutton


  • 1671-1974 (Creation)

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0.06 cubic metres

3 boxes

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Administrative history

Sand Hutton was part of the parish of Bossall until 1861 and is situated in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. It should not be confused with a second Sand Hutton, sometimes written as Sandhutton, which lies in the parish of Thirsk in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire.

The separation from Bossall to form the parish of Sand Hutton with Claxton took place on the 26th Jun 1861. The church of St Mary was built in 1840-1842 as a chapel of ease, replacing a twelfth century chapel dedicated to St Leonard (the ruins can still be seen in the grounds of St Mary’s). It was build at the expense of James Walker of Sand Hutton Hall, later 1st Baronet of Sand Hutton.

The advowson was held by the Dean and Chapter of Durham until the late nineteenth century, when it was transferred by them to Sir James Walker in 1891 and then by him to the Archbishop of York in 1938. The following year the benefices of Sand Hutton and Gate Helmsley with Upper Helmsley were united.

Today the parish, which still includes Claxton, is part of the benefice of Harton, which also includes Bossall, Buttercrambe, Crambe, Flaxton, Foston, Gate Helmsley, Howsham, Upper Helmsley and Whitwell on the Hill.

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 1983.

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Scope and content

Includes register of marriages, 1862-1959, 1961-1968; register of services, 1891-1974; records concerning benefice income, including tithe papers, 1913, and correspondence, 1908; charity accounts, 1671-1918; churchwardens' records, including accounts, 1795-1899, fabric papers, 1932-1948, and churchyard papers, 1901, 1908; records of incumbents, including parsonage house papers, 1892-1918, and statistical returns, 1926, 1956, 1958; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1908-1929, and accounts, 1922, 1924.


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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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  • 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 1983.

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Existence and location of copies

A register of marriages, 1862-1885, is also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (Reference: MF 760). The Institute also holds microfilms of the registers of christenings, 1707-1936, marriages, 1707-1940, and burials, 1707-1812, for Sand Hutton with Carlton Miniott deposited at North Yorkshire County Record Office (Reference: MF 761).

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For christenings, marriages, burials and other parish records for Sand Hutton, see the parish records of Bossall.

Parish records for Sandhutton with Carlton Miniott, near Thirsk, dated 1674-1998, are held by North Yorkshire County Record Office (Reference: PR/SAT). These include registers of christenings, marriages, banns and burials, churchwardens' records, Vestry and Parochial Church Council records, school records and other papers.

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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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