Monument record MYO4412 - Hospitallers Camera


The Hospitallers had a "camera" (a camera is a subsidiary farm of a preceptory (a medieval monastery of the military orders of Knights Templar or Knights Hospitaller)) and held a considerable amount of land in Huntington. The GIS point taken from the NMR is in my opinion (JO) incorrect. A possible location for a range of buildings associated with the Hospitallers is the field immediately to the north of the churchyard where a there is a significant but unrecorded number of earthworks. This part of the churchyard is a post 1850 extension. There may have been earthworks in this area prior to the churchyard extension. I have located this area on the GIS with a polygon in order to maintain the NMR location but also highlight this possibility. See scheduled monument description of the camera of the Knights Hospitallers at Great Limber at for a possible analogy.


Grid reference Centred SE 6189 5625 (899m by 85m)
Map sheet SE65NW
Civil Parish Huntington, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

NMR Information:
The Hospitallers had a camera at Huntington.
No further description provided.

Source: 1 Medieval religious houses in England and Wales 308 by David Knowles and R Neville Hadcock

GIS location based on vague NMR location data and may not be exact.

Victoria County History, 1923, A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2, pp145-150 (Bibliographic reference). SYO2245.

A considerable amount of land in Huntington held by the brothers of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in 1189 (fn. 64) was increased during the following century (fn. 65) until by 1303 they owned 4 carucates here, (fn. 66) and their prior was the only landowner whose name was returned for the parish in 1316. (fn. 67) In 1456 Sir John, in 1475 Sir Thomas, Scrope of Masham were amongst the prior's tenants, (fn. 68) and when a bailiff was appointed for the lands of St. John of Jerusalem's Preceptory of Holy Trinity, Beverley, in 1543, Huntington was one of the manors in his charge. (fn. 69)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History. 1923. A History of the County of York North Riding: Volume 2. pp145-150.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Aug 21 2019 10:36AM


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