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Shipton Thorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Shipton-Thorpe, a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, with Londesborough station on the N.E.R., and 2 miles NW of Market Weighton. There is a post office under Market Weighton, (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Market Weighton (R.S.O.) The parish comprises the townships of Shipton and Thorpe-le-Street. Acreage, 2150; population of the civil parish, 461; of the ecclesiastical, 454. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The manor belongs to Lord Londesborough. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £241 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop. The church is ancient, in the Norman style, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and western tower. It was-thoroughly restored in 1883. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowed school with £8 a year.

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 
Civil parishMarket Weighton 
Poor Law unionPocklington 

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