Kilnwick-Percy (St. Helen)

KILNWICK-PERCY (St. Helen), a parish, in the union of Pocklington, Wilton-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, E. riding of York, 1 mile (E. N. E.) from Pocklington; containing 58 inhabitants. This parish, which is an escarpment of the Wolds, comprises by computation 1561 acres, whereof 788 are arable, 572 meadow and pasture, 180 woodland, and about 20 water. The surface is undulated; the soil very rich, producing excellent corn; and the scenery picturesque, and interspersed with fine plantations. The Driffield and Burlington road passes through. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £4. 16. 3.; patron, the Dean of York. The great tithes have been commuted for £160, and the vicarial for £119; the glebe comprises 22 acres.

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

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