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St Paul, Tickton, Yorkshire, East Riding

(53°51′41″N, 0°23′6″W)
TA 063 418
pre-1974 traditional (England and Wales) Yorkshire, East Riding
now East Riding of Yorkshire
medieval York
now York
  • Rita Wood
21 Jun 2005

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The small church was built as a chapel of ease to Beverley Minster in 1843-4. There had been no previous church in the village: a Tickton chapel mentioned in 1414 was probably that at Hull bridge, on the west side of the river (VCHER VI, 303). Pevsner and Neave say the church has an ‘octagonal font, 1844 and the circular bowl of a medieval font, possibly Norman’ (1995, 726).

Tickton church is in the parish of Beverley Minster. It operates a Local Ecumenical Partnership (LEP) with the Methodist church in the village; this building is used for most of the worship.


The whole of Tickton was held as a berewick of the archbishop’s manor of Beverley. Baptisms, marriages and burials usually took place in the Minster.





There is no date carved on the Victorian font, though it is a reasonable assumption that it was part of the initial fittings of the new church. On the other hand, it might be that the old font basin was given and installed in 1843-4 in order to provide ancestry for the new building, but that it proved too uncouth and was replaced by the new Victorian one when opportunity arose. Newspaper accounts of the opening ceremony, parish records or church outfitters’ catalogues, etc., might have the answer.


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

Victoria County History: East Riding of Yorkshire, VI (The Boroughs and Liberties of Beverley), 1989

E. Wright, In and around St.Paul’s Tickton, 1845-1980, Tickton, 1980