Great Mitton, Yorkshire Genealogy

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Great Mitton All Hallows

Parish History

Great Mitton All Hallows was an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.
Other places in the parish include: Bashall Eaves, Crook, West Bradford, Pagefold, and Great Mitton.

All Hallows Church was built in late 13th century; the tower was added in the 15th century. It is constructed of sandstone rubble and has roofs of stone slate. It is a grade 1 listed building in the County of Lancashire.

The modern parish is in the Diocese of Bradford although the civil parish is within Lancashire following administrative boundary changes. The church underwent extensive work to combat the effects of weathering with roofing and rewiring and interior adaptation sensitively done in 2000. It is a source of great pride to have a surviving building of such attractive interior retaining features from the 13th century and it attracts many visitors.

Great Mitton is a village and a civil parish on the B6246 road in the Ribble Valley District, in Lancashire. It is located on the River Ribble about 3 miles away from the town of Clitheroe.

Bashall Eaves is a village in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire, England, about four miles (6 km) west of Clitheroe. It lies in the civil parish of Bashall Eaves, which shares a parish council with the neighbouring parishes of Great Mitton and Little Mitton.

Historically, Bashall Eaves formed part of the ancient Lordship of Bowland which comprised a Royal Forest and a Liberty of ten manors spanning eight townships and four parishes and covered an area of almost 300 square miles (800 km2) on the historic borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire. The manors within the Liberty were Slaidburn (Newton-in-Bowland, West Bradford, Grindleton), Knowlmere, Waddington, Easington, Bashall, Mitton, Withgill (Crook), Leagram (Bowland-with-Leagram), Hammerton and Dunnow (Battersby).

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

  • Clitheroe

Church records

This ancient parish (AP) was created before 1813.


Census records


Poor Law Unions

Clitheroe Poor Law Union, Lancashire

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Yorkshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-183252-church-of-all-hallows-great-mitton Grade 1 listed building