Sherburn in Elmet  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Sherburn in Elmet like this:

SHERBURN, a small town and a township in Tadcaster district, and a parish partly also in Pontefract district, W. R. Yorkshire. The town stands 1¼ mile N of the Leeds and Selby railway, 1¾ NW of Milford-Junction, and 12 E of Leeds; had an ancient palace of King Athelstan, and a residence of the Archbishops of York; is now a seat of petty sessions; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under South Milford, a Norman church with a tower, a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed grammar-school, with £195 a year, and with 4 scholarships at St. ...

John's college, Cambridge, another endowed school with £114 a year, some small charities, a weekly market on Friday, and a fair on 25 Sept. The township contains also the hamlet of Linnerton, and comprises 3,500 acres. Real property, £7,104. Pop., 1,465. Houses, 311. The property is much subdivided.—The parish contains also the townships of Barkston-Ash, Lotherton-cum-Aberford, Micklefield, Newthorpe, South Milford, and Huddleston and Lamby. Acres, 11,896. Pop. in 1851, 3,754; in 1861, 3,944. Houses, 837. Several of the manors, with Lotherton Hall, belong to Lord Ashtown. Ashfield House, Mill House, Milford House, and Huddleston Hall are chief residences. Coal, limestone, and building-stone are worked. The living is a vicarage with Micklefield chapelry, in the diocese of York.Value, £150.* Patron, the Archbishop of York. The rectory of South Milford is a separate benefice. Two churches, three Wesleyan chapels, a Primitive Methodist chapel, and two national schools are in the parts beyond S. township.

Sherburn in Elmet through time

Sherburn in Elmet is now part of Selby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Selby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Sherburn in Elmet itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Sherburn in Elmet, in Selby and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th April 2024

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