Post Office Directory of North and East Ridings of Yorkshire with the City of York: 1872

AUGHTON is a township, parish, and village, on the east side of the river Derwent, distant 8 miles north-west from Howden, and 3 north from Bubwith station on the Selby and Market Weighton Railway, in the petty sessional division of Holme Beacon, Harthill wapentake, Howden union and  county court district, rural deanery of Market Weighton, East Riding archdeaconry, and diocese of York. The church of All Saints is an old stone building, chiefly in the Norman style, the tower contains 2 bells; the interior consists of nave, aisles, and chancel; between the nave and the chancel is a fine Norman arch in good preservation: there is a brass, on which are elaborately cut the effigies of Richard Aske and lady; this brass bears date 1500. The register dates from the year 1610. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the curacy of Cottingwith annexed, joint annual value of £150, in the gift of A. J. Fletcher, esq., and held by the Rev. Robert Simpson, of St. Bees. There is a National school for boys and girls; also a chapel for Wesleyans, erected in 1844.  Amos James Fletcher, esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is loamy and clayey, and the subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, potatoes, turnips, and seeds.


The townships of EAST COTTINGWITH and LAYTHAM are in this parish; the former will be found under a separate heading.


The population of the township of Aughton in 1871 was 178; the acreage is 1,790; gross estimated rental, £2,299; and rateable value, £2,124; the area of the entire parish is 4,295 acres.


Letters received through York by foot post, arrive at 11.30 a.m.; dispatched at 1.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Bubwith.


National School, Robert Banks, master


Laytham is a village and township in the parish of Aughton, 8 miles north of Howden. The area is 1,365 acres; gross estimated rental, £1,357; and rateable value, £1,244; and the populalion in 1861 was 115; in 1871 it was 98.

Parish Clerk, Robert Banks.


Letters received through York. The nearest money order is at Bubwith.



HOWDEN - Thomas Thompson, on Saturday

YORK – Edward Thompson, on Saturday.



Simpson Rev. Robert, Vicarage



Blanshard Rd. Raimes, farmer,The Hall

Brownbridge John, farmer

Collins James, farmer

Falkingham Robert, farmer

Handley Thomas, tailor

Howden John, blacksmith

Lee Robert, farmer

Longhorn Richard, brick maker

Nutt Thomas, farmer

Precious George, farmer

Sanderson William, Plough inn

Slack Samuel, farmer

Stephenson Francis, farmer, Ruddings

Watson Thomas, farmer

Wilson Leonard, shopkeeper



Brabbs John, farmer

Exelby Joseph, farmer

Knapton Charles, farmer

Perkin George, blacksmith

Piercy Mary (Mrs.), farmer

Thompson John, farmer

Todd Thomas, farmer



EAST COTTINGWITH is a township, chapelry and village, in the parish of Aughton, from which place it is 2½ miles north, 9 west from Pocklington (its nearest market town), and 12 south-east from York, Holme Beacon division of Harthill wapentake, Pocklington union and county court district, rural deanery of Market Weighton, archdeaconry of the East Riding and York diocese, pleasantly seated on the east bank of the navigable river Derwent, across which is a ferry at this place. The Pocklington Canal communicates with the river Dement near here. Here is a Parochial chapel, which was rebuilt about the year 1780, and is a small plain brick building, with a low tower containing 2 bells, and surmounted by a spherical cupola: the interior was re-seated about 1845: the font is octagonal. The living is a chapelry, annexed to Aughton, yearly value £150, in the gift of A. J. Fletcher, esq., and held by the Rev. Robert Simpson, of St. Bees. There is a Friends’ Meeting-house in the village, built about 1790; the Wesleyans have a small chapel in the village. The land is divided among numerous small freeholders. The soil is sand and clay; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and beans. The population in 1871 was 278, and the acreage is 1,140; gross estimated rental, £2,364; rateable value, £2,179.


Parish Clerk, John Wilson.


Letters received by foot post from Wheldrake, which is the nearest money order office. There is not a post office here


CARRIER TO YORK. - John Seymour, every saturday


Bonnard Thomas



Bell Richard, coal merchant

Brown Alexander, shoe maker

Day Mary ( Mrs.), shopkeeper

Gell Thomas, farmer

Hemingway John, carpenter

Hemingway Joseph, tailor

Hewson George, bricklayer

Houseman John, farmer

Laverick Camidge, farmer

Marshall & Hilton, grocers &c

Martin Godfrey, farmer

Martin William Weddall, farmer & landowner

Middleton Mary (Mrs.), farmer

Ogram Henry, shopkeeper & shoe maker

Overend William, shoe maker

Pacey Robert, farmer

Pears Ann (Mrs.), farmer, & Ship inn

Precious John, farmer

Ratcliff  William, farmer

Room John, farmer

Room Robert, farmer

Room Thomas, farmer

Rouse John, Miller

Ryder Mary (Mrs.), farmer

Seymour Ann (Mrs.), farmer

Seymour Benjamin, farmer

Slights James, basket maker

Slights Snowden, basket maker

Slights Thomas, blacksmith

Smith John, farmer

Sumpton John, Blue Bell inn

Wilson Richard, farmer