- 1556-1981 (Creation)
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0.04 cubic metres
2 boxes and 2 rolls
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There was a church at Whenby from at least 1250 when the patronage was held by the Prioress and nuns of Moxby. The church was granted to them in 1283 and a vicarage subsequently ordained there, although the patronage was transferred to the Archbishop of York.
The Archbishop held the patronage until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the sixteenth century when it reverted back to the Crown, together with the rest of the possessions of Moxby Priory. It passed into lay hands in the reign of Elizabeth I and was later sold to the lord of the manor of Whenby and descended with the lordship. By the nineteenth century it was held by the Garforth family.
The parish church is dedicated to St Martin and dates to the fifteenth century. It was extensively restored between 1871 and 1910. It was declared redundant on 19 October 1983 and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. Whenby is now part of the parish of Dalby with Whenby.
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