Steeple Barton is a civil parish and scattered settlement on the River Dorn in West Oxfordshire, about 8 1⁄2 miles east of Chipping Norton, a similar distance west of Bicester and 9 miles south of Banbury. Most of the parish's population lives in the village of Middle Barton, about 1 mile northwest of the settlement of Steeple Barton; the 2011 Census recorded the parish's population as 1,523. Much of the parish's eastern boundary is formed by the former turnpike between Oxford and Banbury, now classified the A4260 road; the minor road between Middle Barton and Kiddington forms part of the western boundary. Field boundaries form most of the rest of the boundaries of the parish. Near Barton Lodge are two Hoar Stones; the Domesday Book of 1086 records that a manor of 10 hides at Barton was one of many English manors under the feudal overlordship of Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. Late in the 12th century Thomas St John had a set of fish ponds made that were fed by the River Dorn, their remains are visible about 990 yards north of the parish church.
The former manor house at Sesswell's Barton was built in about 1570 for John Dormer and altered for the recusant Ralph Sheldon in 1678–79. The house was remodelled between 1849 and about 1862 to Tudor Revival designs by the architect SS Teulon. In about 1860 it was renamed Barton Abbey on the false assumption that the Augustinian Osney Abbey had a cell here; the house was altered again in the early years of the 20th century. Philip Constable of Everingham, Yorkshire was a Royalist in the English Civil War, connected with Steeple Barton and was made a baronet in 1642. After the Parliamentarians won the war, they deprived him of all his estates, he is buried in the south aisle of St Mary's parish church. Like the Sheldons members of the Constable family were recusants, including Humphrey Constable, reported as such in 1663 and 1682 and Michael Constable, reported in 1706; the Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin had been built by 1190, by which time it had been given to Osney Abbey.
Little of the original building is recognisable except the Norman font. The south aisle was added in the 14th century, its surviving original features include the south porch and five-bay arcade, both of which are Decorated Gothic. The Perpendicular Gothic west tower was added in the 15th century; the chancel was rebuilt and the nave and south aisle drastically restored in 1850–51 under the direction of the Gothic Revival architect J. C. Buckler; the tower has a ring of five bells. Richard Keene of Woodstock cast the treble and second bells in 1698. Charles and George Mears of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry cast the remainder including the tenor bell in 1851. St Mary's Vicarage was designed by SS Teulon and built in 1856. St Mary's was a dependent chapelry of Sandford St. Martin until the 16th century. In 1960 St Mary's Benefice was merged with that of Westcott Barton, in 1977 this united benefice was combined with the parishes of Duns Tew and Sandford St Martin. In March 2015 the benefice was merged with that of Over Worton and Nether Worton to form the Benefice of Westcote Barton with Steeple Barton, Duns Tew and Sandford St Martin and Over with Nether Worton called the Dorn and Ridge Benefice.
Anne Greene was born in the parish in 1628 and became a domestic servant at the manor house in the neighbouring parish of Duns Tew. In 1650 she was convicted of infanticide on doubtful evidence, was hanged at Oxford Castle but survived and was pardoned; the agricultural lands of Steeple Barton and Westcott Barton were worked as a single unit. An open field system of farming prevailed in the two parishes until an Inclosure Act for their common lands was implemented in 1796; the main road between Bicester and Enstone traverses the parish east–west. It was disturnpiked in 1876 and is now classified the B4030 road. Steeple Barton parish has a Non-League football club, Middle Barton F. C., founded in 1928. Its home ground is at Middle Barton Sports and Social Club on Worton Road; the parish has a tennis club, a bowls club and a drama group. Alsager, Richard Vian. "Anne Greene". Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900. 23. London: Smith, Elder & Co. Crossley, Alan. P.. M.. J.. A History of the County of Oxford.
Victoria County History. 11: Wootton Hundred. London: Oxford University Press for the Institute of Historical Research. Pp. 59–75. ISBN 978-0-19722-758-9. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list Maclagan, Michael. "The Family of Dormer in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire". Oxoniensia. Oxford Architectural and Historical Society. XI–XII: 90–101. ISSN 0308-5562. Sherwood, Jennifer. Oxfordshire; the Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. P. 788. ISBN 0-14-071045-0. Steeple Barton Parish Council Middle Barton Football Club
Viscount Fauconberg, of Henknowle in the Bishopric of Durham, was a title in the Peerage of England held by the head of the Belasyse family. This family descended from Sir Henry Belasyse, High Sheriff of Yorkshire from 1603 to 1604, created a Baronet, of Newborough in the County of York, in the Baronetage of England in 1611, his son, Sir Thomas, the second Baronet, was created Baron Fauconberg, of Yarm in the County of York, in the Peerage of England in 1627. In 1643 he was further honoured when he was made Viscount Fauconberg, of Henknowle in the Bishopric of Durham in the Peerage of England, he was succeeded by his grandson, the second Viscount, the son of the Honourable Henry Belasyse. Thomas was created Earl Fauconberg in the Peerage of England in 1689, he was childless and the earldom became extinct on his death in 1700. He was succeeded in the remaining titles by his nephew and namesake, the third Viscount, the son of Sir Rowland Belasyse; the third Viscount was succeeded by his son, the fourth Viscount, who in 1756 was created Earl Fauconberg, of Newborough in the County of York, in the Peerage of Great Britain.
The Earl's son Thomas, the second Earl, had no sons and the earldom became extinct on his death in 1802. He was succeeded in the remaining titles by his second cousin Rowland Belasyse, the sixth Viscount, the grandson and namesake of Rowland Belasyse, younger brother of the third Viscount; the sixth Viscount was succeeded by his younger brother, Charles the seventh Viscount, on whose death in 1815 all the titles became extinct. The Honourable John Belasyse, second son of the first Viscount, was created Baron Belasyse in 1645. For more information on this branch of the family, see the latter title. Sir Henry Belasyse, 1st Baronet Sir Thomas Belasyse, 2nd Baronet Thomas Belasyse, 1st Viscount Fauconberg Hon. Henry Belasyse Thomas Belasyse, 2nd Viscount Fauconberg Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg Thomas Belasyse, 3rd Viscount Fauconberg Thomas Belasyse, 4th Viscount Fauconberg Thomas Belasyse, 1st Earl Fauconberg Henry Belasyse, 2nd Earl Fauconberg Rowland Belasyse, 6th Viscount Fauconberg Charles Belasyse, 7th Viscount Fauconberg Baron Fauconberg Baron Belasyse Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages
There have been six baronetcies created with the surname of Leigh: two in the Baronetage of England, one in the Baronetage of Ireland, one in the Baronetage of Great Britain and two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. The only creation remaining extant is that of Altrincham; the Leigh Baronetcy, of Stoneleigh in the County of Warwick, was created in the Baronetage of England on 29 June 1611. For more information on this creation, see the Baron Leigh; the Leigh Baronetcy, of Newnham in the County of Warwick, was created in the Baronetage of England on 24 December 1618. For more information on this creation, see the Earl of Chichester; the Leigh Baronetcy, of Tyrone, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland in February 1622 for Sir Daniel Leigh. The title became extinct on the death of, his son Sir Arthur Leigh, 2nd Baronet in 1638; the Leigh Baronetcy, of South Carolina, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on 15 May 1773 for Egerton Leigh, Attorney-General of the British colony of South Carolina, grandson of the Revd Peter Leigh, of West Hall, High Legh, Cheshire by his wife Elizabeth Egerton, only daughter and eventual heiress of The Hon. Thomas Egerton, of Tatton Park, third son of John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgwater.
It is not known whether there exist any male descendants of Thomas Egerton Leigh, planter of Georgetown County, South Carolina, the fourth but third surviving son of the first Baronet, thus the title became dormant after the death of the third Baronet. The Leigh Baronetcy, of Whitley in the County of Lancaster, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 May 1815 for Robert Holt Leigh, he was a classical scholar who represented Wigan in the House of Commons. The title became extinct on his death in 1844, he left his estates to Thomas Pemberton, who assumed the additional surname of Leigh and, subsequently raised to the peerage as Baron Kingsdown: see Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown. The Leigh Baronetcy, of Altrincham in the County of Chester, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 9 February 1918 for the newspaper proprietor and Conservative politician John Leigh, he was owner of the Pall Mall Gazette and represented Clapham in the House of Commons between 1922 and 1945.
During the First World War he funded the equipment of a hospital for wounded officers at Altrincham. As of 2016 the baronetcy is held by his grandson, Sir Richard Leigh, 3rd Baronet, who succeeded his uncle in the title in 1992. See the Baron Leigh See the Earl of Chichester Sir Daniel Leigh, 1st Baronet, High Sheriff of Tyrone Sir Arthur Leigh, 2nd Baronet. Sir Egerton Leigh, 1st Baronet, Attorney-General of South Carolina, created a baronet of Great Britain, styled of South Carolina, America; the Revd Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Baronet, founding Minister of Rugby Baptist Church Sir Samuel Egerton Leigh, 3rd Baronet, FRSA, of Brownsover Hall, who died abroad. This title is dormant 1st Baronet. See Thomas Pemberton Leigh, 1st Baron Kingsdown Sir John Leigh, 1st Baronet Sir John Leigh, 2nd Baronet Sir Richard Henry Leigh, 3rd Baronet the heir presumptive to the title is the present baronet's half-brother, Christopher Leigh. Burke's Peerage & Baronetage www.nationalarchives.gov.uk www.stirnet.com Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage, 2015 Leigh Rayment's baronetage page
Everingham is a village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is 4 miles south of Pocklington town centre; the village lies in a civil parish, officially called "Everingham" by the Office for National Statistics, although the county council and parish council refer to it as Everingham and Harswell, as the parish includes the nearby village of Harswell. According to the 2011 UK census, it had a population of 304, a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 320, covers an area of 1,662.03 hectares. There are two competing theories as to the origins of the village's name. Firstly, the theory that the village is named for St. Everilda, the daughter of 7th century King Cyneglis of the West Saxons, who fled her home to practice Christianity in seclusion. Upon reaching York she was allowed to set up a convent at a place that came to be known as'Everildsham', which some believe to have evolved into the current name. No trace of the convent survives and the former location is unknown; the second theory is that the name is derived from'Eofor's Ham', meaning the'ham' of Eofor's people, who may have been a Saxon tribe in the area.
Eofor is a Saxon word meaning'Wild Boar', used in that era as a name, for example as the name of a warrior in the Saxon epic Beowulf. The next historical mention of the village comes in the Domesday Book, when its population was recorded as 22. Though a small village for the time, it paid a large amount of tax relative to other comparable villages; the value of the village had decreased by 1086, however as a result of the widespread destruction caused by William the Conqueror during his campaign to suppress rebellion in the north. After that time the village grew in prosperity thanks to the presence of Everingham Hall, which became the seat of the estate land and property in the area and contributed to the development of nearby villages such as Seaton Ross; the current hall is a Grade I Listed structure built between 1764 by John Carr. In 1823 Everingham was in the Wapentake of Harthill; the "neat modern church" was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. There was a Roman Catholic chapel. Population at the time was 271, with occupations including thirteen farmers, one of whom was a farrier, a carpenter, a shopkeeper, a shoemaker.
A tailor was the landlord of The Ship public house, a blacksmith was the parish clerk. There was a schoolmaster, a rector of the church, church patron, a steward for William Constable-Maxwell, described as a miner, Mrs Constable-Maxwell of the'Hall'; the village has two churches. The latter church was designated a Grade I listed building in 1967 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England, while the former was designated as Grade II*. There is only one other church in Britain dedicated to this saint, at Nether Poppleton, City of York. In a shrine to the saint in Half-Acre Lane harebells bloom, are referred to as'the holy harebells of St Everilda'. An elaborately carved gravestone inset into the floor of the nearby ancient church of St Peter in Harswell might mark the grave of St Everilda; the Ham class minesweeper HMS Everingham was named after the village. Media related to Everingham at Wikimedia Commons
Flamborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 4 miles north-east of Bridlington town centre on the prominent coastal feature of Flamborough Head; the most prominent man-made feature of the area is Flamborough Head Lighthouse. The headland extends into the North Sea by 6 miles. To the north, the chalk cliffs stand at up to 400 feet high. For information about its founding, see Thorgils Skarthi. According to the 2011 UK Census, Flamborough parish had a population of 2,161, an increase on the 2001 UK Census figure of 2,121; the church of St Oswald stands in the village and was designated a Grade II* listed building in 1966 and is now recorded in the National Heritage List for England, maintained by Historic England. The village centre contains a number of public houses; the Old Dog and Duck is at Duck Square. In the village are the fragmentary remains of Flamborough Castle, a medieval fortified manor house. In 1823 the village was a parish in the Wapentake of Dickering.
Flamborough was recorded as "merely a fishing village" with a "very ancient station of some note". The population at the time was 917. Occupations included eleven farmers, two blacksmiths, two butchers, two grocers, seven carpenters, four shoemakers, three tailors, a stone mason & flour dealer, a bacon & flour dealer, a weaver, a corn miller, a straw hat manufacturer, the landlords of the Sloop, the Board and the Dog and Duck public houses. Listed was a schoolmaster and a gentlewoman. Four carriers operated in the village, destinations being Hull and York twice a week, Bridlington, daily. With St Oswald's Church was a Primitive Methodist chapel. According to local legend, the village is haunted by the ghost of a suicide known as Jenny Gallows. Flamborough, with its holiday camps and a caravan park, is a holiday destination during the summer months; the village holds an annual Fire Festival on New Year's Eve. In 2018 the beach at Flamborough was used in the filming of the ITV drama Victoria. Flamborough Lifeboat Station Media related to Flamborough at Wikimedia Commons Flamborough in the Domesday Book Flamborough Parish Council Website East Riding website Local Author Flamborough Information