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

ELLERTON, or ELLERTON PRIORY, is a parish and township, in the union and county court district of Howden; Holme Beacon division of Harthill wapentake, rural deanery of Weighton, archdeaconry of the East Riding and York diocese; 3 miles north from Bubwith, on the Selby and Market Weighton Railway, 9 north-west from Howden, and situated on the east of the river Derwent. The church of St. Mary is a handsome stone building, in the Norman style, with a small spire and 2 bells: the interior consists of nave, aisle, and chancel: all the windows contain a portion of stained glass from the Old Priory. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £110, in the gift of the Rev. Joseph Dunnington Jefferson, and held by the Rev. Henry Collins, of St. Aidans. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists.


There are almshouses for three poor people. The landowners are Miss Hall, J. Lund, esq., and H. G. Bridges, esq. The soil is sand and clay; subsoil, sand. The chief crops are wheat, potatoes, barley, oats, and turnips. The population in 1861 was 338, and in 1871 it was 328; the acreage is 2,552; gross estimated rental, £3,565; and rateable value, £3,276.


Parish Clerk, John Thompson.


Letters through York, by foot post, arrive at 11.30 a.m; dispatched at 1 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Bubwith


SELBY - John Laverack, on monday

YORL - Richard Dearing & John Laverack, on saturday


Browne Mr. Robert

Collins Rev. Henry 



Adamson William, farmer

Anson George, farmer

Barker Thomas, shoe maker

Brockelsby John, builder

Cass Henry, Half Moon, & blacksmith

Dale Richard, farmer

Dearing Richard, shopkeeper & carrier

Etherington George, mattress maker

Fenwick John, miller

Ferby Wm. farmer, North Rose moor

Harrison Robert, wheelwright

Howden John, blacksmith

Howden Thomas, shopkeeper

Knapton Chas. farmer, Ellerton grange

Laverack John, shopkeeper & carrier

Newham William, farmer

Nutt David, farmer, The Hall

Richardson William, shoe maker

Scott George, wheelwright

Sharp William, shopkeeper

Stephenson Francis, farmer

Tate Thomas, Boot & Shoe

Taylor Joseph, farmer

Wake George, farmer

Watson Joseph, farmer

Watson Joseph, farmer

Wilkinson Robert, farmer