Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for OUSEBURN (Great)

OUSEBURN (Great), a village, a township, a parish, and a district, in W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands1¼ mile W of the river Ouse, 4 N by W of Cattal r. station, and 5 S E of Boroughbridge; and has a post-office under York. The township comprises 840 acres. Real property, £2, 781. Pop., 599. Houses, 123. The work-house of the district is here; is a plain brick building, with accommodation for about 100 persons; and, at the census of 1861, had 60 inmates. The parish contains also part of the township of Upper Dunsforth-cum-Branton-Green, with a pop. of 56. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to H. S. Thompson, Esq The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300.* Patron, W. F. Scholefield, Esq. The church is in mixed architecture and in good condition; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with pinnacled tower; and contains several mural monuments. A school for boys and girlswas erected by H. S. Thompson, Esq., in memory of his father; and is a handsome stone edifice, in the pointedstyle. Charities, £16. The district is a poor-law union, originally included in Knaresborough district; and it comprehends the sub-district of Boroughbridge, containing the parishes of Copgrove, Stavely, Marton-cum-Grafton, and Kirby-Hill, and the townships of Boroughbridge, Aldborough, Roecliffe, Minskip, Lower Dunsforth, Upper Dunsforth-cum-Branton-Green, Skelton, Westwick, Arkendale, Helperby, Thornton-Bridge, Ellenthorpe, and Norton-le-Clay, the four last, as also the parish of Kirby-Hill, electorally in N. R. Yorkshire; the sub-district of Whixley, containing the parishes of Little Ouseburn, Nun-Monkton, and Allerton-Mauleverer, and the townships of Great Ouseburn, Coneythorpe, Whixley, Green-Hammerton, Kirk-Hammerton, Youlton, and Tollerton, the two last electorally in N. R. Yorkshire; and the sub-district of Poppleton, containing the parishes of Monkton-Moor and Rufforth, the chapelry of Upper Poppleton, and the townships of Nether Poppleton, Acomb, Knapton, and Shipton, the last electorally in N. R. Yorkshire. Acres, 51, 808. Poor-rates in 1863, £5, 186. Pop. in 1851, 12, 167; in 1861, 11, 534. Houses, 2, 508. Marriages in 1863, 54; births, 351, of which 24 were illegitimate; deaths, 246, of which 66 were at ages under 5 years, and 6 at ages above 85. The other statistics are returned with Knaresborough district.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a village, a township, a parish, and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Great Ouseburn CP/AP       Great Ouseburn RegD/GilU/PLU       Yorkshire AncC
Place names: GREAT OUSEBURN     |     OUSEBURN     |     OUSEBURN GREAT
Place: Great Ouseburn

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