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Sancton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sancton, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2 miles SE by S of Market Weighton railway station. It has a post office (R.S.O.) under Brough; money order and telegraph office, Market Weighton. The township contains also the hamlet of Honghton, and bears the name of Sancton and Houghton. Acreage, 3112; population, 326. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The township of North Cliff, formerly in this parish, was annexed to North Cave under a Local Government Order in 1887. The manor belongs to the Langdale family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £332. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is good, and consists of chancel, nave, and western octagonal tower with pinnacles. It was rebuilt, with exception of tower, in 1869-71. A vicarage was erected in 1892. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £20 a year, and a Roman amphitheatre.

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 parishSancton All Saints 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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

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CountyEast Riding of Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO43
Post TownYork