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Stillingfleet, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Stillingfleet, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the river Ouse, 2 miles from Escrick station on the N.E.R., and 7 S of York, and bears the name of Stillingfleet-with-Moreby. It has a post office under York; money order and telegraph office, Escrick. Acreage of the township, 2584 of land and 23 of water and foreshore; population, 852; of the ecclesiastical parish, 649. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. The ecclesiastical parish includes the township of Kelfield. The manor belongs to Lord Wenlock. Moreby Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £387 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church dates from about 1145, and is partly in the Norman style, and was restored in 1877. It consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, the Moreby chapel, and an embattled western tower.

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 parishStillingfleet St. Helen 
Poor Law unionYork 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO19
Post TownYork