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All Saints, Market Weighton, Yorkshire, East Riding

(53°51′54″N, 0°40′4″W)
Market Weighton
SE 877 418
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, East Riding
now East Riding of Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Rita Wood
03 Jun 2004, 04 Dec 2015

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Feature Sets

The church has a tower that is probably 11th-century, there is also an aisled nave, chancel with N chapel, and S porch.

‘The masonry, quoins and stringcourses [of the tower] suggest late C11 and adjoining on the S side of the tower to the W of the S arcade is a piece of raw herring-bone masonry representing the SW corner of an aisleless C11 nave. The tower was largely rebuilt in the early C13...’ (Pevsner and Neave 1995, 609).

There is a plain cylindrical font.


Morcar held all 30 carucates as one manor. This had been worth £30 before the Conquest, at DB it was worth 60s.

The church is first mentioned in documents in the reign of Henry I who gave it as a prebend to York Minster. The manor was then given into the hands of Geoffrey FitzPain, and later to Hugh de Puiset, Bishop of Durham (Cox and Stather, 1957).





This was one of 13 fonts seen with geologist Dr Martyn Pedley. He commented that it was not exactly cylindrical, as if made on a lathe, but only roughly so. This may give clues about the making technique as the form appears as if it was judged by eye, the font being 'rolled around' to see if it was yet good enough. The stone used was thought to have been a Corallian Oolite, and like the other fonts we saw.


F. Arnold-Forster, Studies in Church Dedications or England’s Patron Saints, London 1899, III, 196.

Borthwick Institute, Fac. 1871/10a has a plan of the church (Market Weighton).

A. G. Cox and D. Stather, A history of the parish of Market Weighton and District with particular reference to Shipton Thorpe, Londesborough, Goodmanham and Sancton, Market Weighton, 1957.

G. Lawton, Collectio rerum ecclesiasticarum de diocesi Eboracensi; or, collections relative to churches and chapels within the Diocese of York. To which are added collections relative to churches and chapels within the diocese of Ripon, New edition (London, 1842), 370-71.

N. Pevsner and D. Neave, Yorkshire: York and the East Riding, 2nd ed., London, 1995.