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Acaster Malbis, Ainsty of York

Historical Description

Acaster-Malbis, a township and parish and scattered village in the Ainsty of York, but for parliamentary purposes included in the North Riding, The township lies on the river Ouse, 2 miles E of Copmanthorpe railway station, and 5 S of York, under which it has a post office; money order office, Copmanthorpe. Area of the township, 1874 acres; population, 243. It derived its name from the Malbysse family, who flourished here for several centuries after the Conquest. This was formerly a Roman station. There is an excellent salmon fishery here, the property of Lord Wenlock, who is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £74. Patron, Lord Wenlock. The church is an interesting specimen of 14th century architecture. There are an endowed school and a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAcaster-Malbis Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionYork 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO23
Post TownYork