Allerthorpe

ALLERTHORPE, a parish, in the union of Pocklington, Wilton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York; containing, with the townships of Allerthorpe and Waplington, 199 inhabitants, of whom 154 are in the township of Allerthorpe, 1½ mile (S. W. by W.) from Pocklington. The general surface of the parish is flat and well wooded. It consists of 1543a. 1r. 33p., of which about 670 acres are arable, 420 meadow or pasture, and 450 common land tithe-free; the soil is of a light and various quality, but chiefly sandy. On the east the parish is bounded by the Pocklington canal, and it is also contiguous to the road between York and Market-Weighton. The living is annexed to the vicarage of Thornton: the appropriate tithes have been commuted for £246. 2. 6., and the vicarial for £73. 12.; there are a glebe-house and 3 acres of glebe. In the church is a very fine font.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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