Helmsley, Upper (St. Peter)

HELMSLEY, UPPER (St. Peter), a parish, in the wapentake of Bulmer, union and N. riding of York, 7½ miles (N. E. by E.) from York; containing 68 inhabitants. The parish comprises by computation 800 acres, of which about 400 are meadow and pasture, 200 arable, 30 woodland, and nearly 200 waste; the surface is elevated, the soil various, and the scenery pleasing and picturesque. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 19. 2., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £97, and the glebe comprises 2 acres. The church is a neat brick edifice, built about fifty years since, at the sole expense of Mrs. Jane Wilmer.

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

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