fonds PR/Y/HTG - Parish records of York, Holy Trinity, Goodramgate

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Parish records of York, Holy Trinity, Goodramgate


  • 1559-2009 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.29 cubic metres

20 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 12th century-)

Administrative history

The church of Holy Trinity was confirmed to the priory of Durham Cathedral in the 1120s. The parish was originally part of the archdeaconry of Cleveland but later lay in the archdeaconry of York. In 1586 the parish was united with St John-del-Pyke and St Maurice’s to become Holy Trinity in Goodramgate with St John Del pike and St Maurice without Monkbar. Minster Yard with Bedern was also added in 1869.

In 1966 part of the parish was united with St Thomas, with St Thomas becoming the parish church, whilst the rest of the parish was united with St Michael le Belfrey to form St Michael le Belfrey with Holy Trinity Goodramgate. In 1975 the name was altered to simply St Michael le Belfrey.

Much of the fabric of Holy Trinity church itself dates from the fifteenth century, and the east window was donated in the 1470s by a rector of the church. Most of the fittings date to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including the only original box pews to survive in York. The church became redundant in 1971 and is currently cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1965 by the incumbent. Further additions were made to the archive in 1969, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1992, 2000 and 2013.

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Scope and content

Includes register of christenings, 1573-1876 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1779-1810); register of marriages, 1573-1905, 1944, 1957; register of burials, 1573-1854 (note this register uses the Dade registration scheme for the years 1798-1812, ages only 1798-1806); records concerning benefice income, including collections in lieu of tithes, 1788-1818, and St John del Pyke collections in lieu of tithes, 1788-1827; charity records, including accounts, 1740-1795, 1820, 1823, 1833-1870, 1877-1883, deeds for York, Tollerton and Rufforth, 1643-1791, and survey of Rufforth, 1795; churchwardens’ records, including accounts, 1559-1984, briefs, 1804-1811, fabric papers, 1823-1824, 1833, 1836, churchyard deeds, 1744-1855, and St John del Pike accounts, 1782-1874; constables’ records, including accounts, 1636-1770; records of incumbents, including parsonage house papers, 1917; overseers’ records, including accounts, 1777-1834, 1837-1867, rates, 1837-1839, 1841-1868, settlement certificates, 1714-1774, settlement examinations and removals, 1734-1749, settlement appeals, 1837-1848, bastardy bonds and orders, 1737-1840, apprenticeship indentures, 1679-1805, 1810, 1849-1861, St John del Pike accounts, 1821-1837, St John del Pike notebook on parish poor and relief, 1821-1844, and St John del Pike's overseers memoranda book, 1821-1844; records relating to parish rooms and societies, including Friends of the Church committee papers, 1973-1979, and records of the Friends of Holy Trinity Goodramgate, including meeting minutes, 1989-1994, 1999-2009, and annual newsletter, 1995; surveyors’ records, including St John del Pike accounts, 1763, 1770-1824; Vestry/Parochial Church Council records, including minutes of meetings, 1820-1954, and St John del Pike minutes of meetings 1770-1824.


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 2000. Later material has not yet been listed.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Registers of christenings, 1573-1876, marriages, 1573-1957, burials, 1573-1884, are also available on microfilm at the Borthwick Institute (References: MF 825).

Related units of description

For related material held by the Borthwick Institute see the parish records of York, St Cuthbert which include a map of the parish of St Michael le Belfrey and Holy Trinity Goodramgate, 1969.

See also the parish records of York, St Denys and St George which include a map showing alterations of the areas of the parishes of All Saints and St Crux with St Saviour and St Sampson with Holy Trinity, King's Court; St Michael le Belfrey and Holy Trinity, Goodramgate; St Cuthbert; Holy Trinity, Heworth; and St Denys, 1975.

Publication note

Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 'The parish registers of Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York. 1573-1812.' Transcribed and edited by Robert Beilby Cook (York, 1911).

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Institution identifier

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 12.11.15




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