fonds PR/SHIP - Parish records of Shiptonthorpe

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Parish records of Shiptonthorpe


  • 1675-1980 (Creation)

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0.06 cubic metres

3 boxes

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Administrative history

The parish of Shiptonthorpe was formed in June 1876. It comprised Shipton Chapelry, previously in the parish of Market Weighton, and Thorpe en le Street township, formerly in the parish of Nunburnholme. Like all of Market Weighton parish, Shipton had historically been subject to the peculiar jurisdiction of the Prebend of Weighton.

The parish church, which is dedicated to All Saints, is situated in Shipton and is believed to date to the twelfth century. It was restored in 1883 by architect James Demaine of York to mark its new parochial status, with stained glass by Powell Bros of Leeds and J. W Knowles of York.

Since 2010 the parish has been part of the benefice of Londesborough Wold, which also includes Burnby, Hayton and Londesborough.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1975 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1981 and 1988.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1675-1880; register of marriages, 1675-1769, 1862-1981; register of burials, 1675-1916; register of services, 1894-1955; records concerning benefice income, including accounts, 1957-1968, and papers, 1876-1961; charity records, including papers, 1714-1980 [temporarily withdrawn], and charity scheme, 1950 [temporarily withdrawn]; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1804-1831, and fabric papers, 1900-1971; constables’ accounts, 1804-1840; records of incumbents, including personal papers, 1918-1967, and parsonage house papers, 1935-1968; overseers’ accounts, 1808-1837; surveyors’ accounts, 1803-1840; Vestry/Parochial Church Council minutes of meetings, 1903-1978.


Further accruals are 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 1988.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1675-1880, marriages, 1675-1753, 1862-1885, and burials, 1675-1885, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 780).

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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, 10.03.16.




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