Monument record MYO403 - Haxby Village

Summary

The village of Haxby stands in the flat Plain of York. It contains a considerable number of modern houses, and is built on either side of the Wigginton road, the two villages now being practically continuous. The church is in the centre of the village on the north side of the street. In the churchyard to the south of the church is the base and a portion of the shaft of a stone cross. There are also in Haxby a Wesleyan and a Primitive Methodist chapel, both standing on the road between Haxby and Wigginton. From the west end of Haxby Street the road runs northward for two or three hundred yards, forming part of the boundary between the parishes, and then turns westward to become Wigginton village street. The east end of the village is about half a mile from the bank of the Foss, which is still liable to floods. In the 16th century it 'was often times so urgent and grete that th' inhabitants ther aboute for the space of a moneth and more could passe no whither for th' incumberns of the said water.' Near the village is a small bridge called Haxby Landing. Perhaps the old road to Strensall was over this bridge and along the road which runs north on the east bank of the river past Towthorpe. (Text From: 'Parishes: Haxby', A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2 (1923), pp. 137-139. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=64626 Date accessed: 28 March 2012. In the 15th century Haxby was wholly in Strensall parish, of which it was a chapelry. 24 HOUSEHOLDS LISTED IN 1301 LAY SUBSIDY.

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Grid reference SE 6070 5819 (point)
Map sheet SE65NW
Civil Parish Haxby, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire

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Domesday Entry: 6 CARUCATES AND 1 BOUATE TAXABLE; 4 PLOUGHS POSSIBLE. ST PETERS HAD AND HAS (IT). THERE ARE 7 VILLAGERS WITH 3 PLOUGHS. VALUE BEFORE 1066 20S; NOW 10S

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May 8 2015 10:57AM

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