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Warter, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Warter, a village and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles E by N of Pocklington, and 3 from Nunburnholme station on the N.E.R., with a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, Pocklington. Acreage, 7880; population, 578. There is a parish council of eleven members and a chairman. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1132 by G. Fitz-Pain, and was given at the dissolution to the Earl of Rutland, and afterwards passed to Lord Muncaster as descendant of the Penningtons. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £102. The church was rebuilt in 1864, at a cost of £4000, is in the Early English style, and has a tower and spire 120 feet high. 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 parishWarter St. James 
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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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