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Aughton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Aughton, a township, a village, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, 1¾ mile NNW of Bubwith railway station, and 7 miles NE of Selby. Acreage, 1947; population, 114. The parish includes also the townships of Laytham and Cottingwith. York is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Bubwith. Population, 438. Traces exist of a castle which was the seat of successively the family of Hai and Aske. Here lived Sir Robert Aske, who was executed as a leader of the insurrection called "the pilgrimage of grace," occasioned by the suppression of the monasteries in the reign of Henry VIII.; and here lived also the Aske who was one of the judges of Charles I. The living is a discharged vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Cottingwith, in the diocese of York; net value, £172. The church was erected in 1893, and there is 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 parishAughton All Souls 
Poor Law unionHowden 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Aughton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the East Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following East Riding newspapers online:

CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO42
Post TownYork