Parish records of Tockwith

Scope and Content

Vestry minute book, 1866-1950, including table of fees, 1866, record of confirmations, 1867-1942, churchwardens' accounts, 1867-1911, Parochial Church Council minutes, 2006-2012, and accounts, 2002-2007; parish magazines on CD, 2009-2013, and parish memoranda.

Administrative / Biographical History

Tockwith was a chapelry within the parish of Bilton in Ainsty until 1867 when it separated to form an independent parish. The parish church, dedicated to the Feast of the Epiphany, was built in 1864-1866 by architects Mallinson and Healey of Bradford and Halifax, at the expense of Mrs York of Wighill Park. The site of the church and its attendant burial ground was given by Andrew Montagu, lord of the manor. Prior to the building of the new church, parishioners had to walk two miles to St Helen’s Church, Bilton, for worship.

Today Tockwith is part of the parish of Marston Moor within the benefice of North Ainsty.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws. 24 hours' notice is required to access photographic material.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited at the Borthwick Institute in 1982. A further addition was made to the archive in 2014.

Note

Tockwith was a chapelry within the parish of Bilton in Ainsty until 1867 when it separated to form an independent parish. The parish church, dedicated to the Feast of the Epiphany, was built in 1864-1866 by architects Mallinson and Healey of Bradford and Halifax, at the expense of Mrs York of Wighill Park. The site of the church and its attendant burial ground was given by Andrew Montagu, lord of the manor. Prior to the building of the new church, parishioners had to walk two miles to St Helen’s Church, Bilton, for worship.

Today Tockwith is part of the parish of Marston Moor within the benefice of North Ainsty.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to file level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute. This includes all material received in 1982. Later material has not yet been catalogued.

Archivist's Note

Created by S. A. Shearn, 14.03.16.

Conditions Governing Use

A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the document. Copies are supplied in accordance with the Borthwick Institute for Archives' terms and conditions for the supply of copies, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of documents in the custody of the Borthwick Institute must be sought.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Material

For christenings, marriages, burials and other parish records for Tockwith prior to 1866, see the parish records of Bilton in Ainsty.

Additional Information

Published

GB 193