fonds PR/WHIT - Parish records of Whitwell on the Hill

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Parish records of Whitwell on the Hill


  • 1860-1872 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.03 cubic metres

2 boxes

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Administrative history

Whitwell on the Hill was an extra-parochial area until 1861 when it was constituted as an ecclesiastical district. A parish church, dedicated to St John the Evangelist, was built to serve the area in 1858-1860 by architect George Edmund Street, at the expense of Lady Louisa Lechmere. Prior to this, inhabitants attended the parish church at Crambe.

Today the parish is part of the united benefice of Harton, which also includes Bossall, Buttercrambe, Crambe, Flaxton, Foston, Gate Helmsley, Howsham, Sand Hutton, and Upper Helmsley.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1978. A further addition was made to the archive in 1982.

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Scope and content

Includes register of marriages, 1861-1972; register of services, 1914-1960; churchwardens' records, including accounts, 1860-1922, and fabric papers, 1905-1961; school records, including managers' minutes of meetings, 1903-1945; Vestry minutes of meetings, 1860-1922.


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 1982.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

The register of marriages, 1861-1885, is also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 813).

Related units of description

For baptisms, marriages, burials and other parish records relating to Whitwell on the Hill, see the parish records of Crambe.

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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, 21.03.16.




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