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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
1858 William Whites Directory
NB: This information is sourced from an actual directory.

Is a brisk and thriving market town, situated near the western foot of the Wolds, in the Wapentake of Harthill, and partly in the liberty of St. Peter; 7 miles N.W. of Market Weighton, 13 miles E. of York, 26 miles N.W.of Hull, and 195 miles N. by W. of London. The market is held every Saturday; and four annual cattle fairs are held, March 7th, May 6th, August 5th, and November 9th. The Canal, which extends from the river Derwent, at East Cottingwith, to Bridge street, about a mile from the town, was cut pursuant to an Act passed in 1814. The York and North Midland Railway passes close to the town. The popu­lation of Pocklington in 1841, was 2,552 inhabitants; and its township contains 2,445 a. 1 R. 29 p. of land, belonging to several proprietors. Its parish includes also Ousthorpe and Yapham-cum-Meltonby townships. The Church, dedicated to All Saints, is a large Gothic fabric, with an embattled tower; and having in its interior monuments to Dolman, Denison, and other families. John Dolman, M.D., of York, has re­cently erected a handsome mural monument, consisting of three com­partments of black marble. In the central compartment is represented , in a recumbent posture, Thomas Dolman, Esq., a justice of the peace for the East Riding of Yorkshire, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, and a member of the Quorum, who died in 1589, to whose memory the monument is erected, accompanied by a kneeling figure of his wife, the sole heiress and a member of the ancient house of Vavasor. In the right hand copartment are represented, upon their knees, the three sons who survived their father; and on the left, the five daughters, in a similar position the whole is surmounted by the arms of the Dolman family, quartered with those of the Vavasors ; and on a pedestal, in the nave, is an ancient stone, on which is sculptured the crucifixion, and inscribed “Pray for the soul of John Sutherby." The living is a vicarage, now * at £112, in the patronage of the Dean of York, and incumbency of the Rev. James Francis Ellis. Here are four other places of worship, viz a Catholic Chapel, with a house for the priest; an Independent Chapel with a house, and an annual endowment of £10; and the Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel here.

The town enjoys the benefit of a richly endowed Grammar School, rising from the munificence of John Dolman, or Dowman, L.L.D., Archdeacon of Suffolk, who died in 1526. In the 6th of Henry VIII. he obtained a license to found, in the parish church, a " Guild of the name of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. Nicholas the Bishop,'' for a master, two guardians, and a number of brethren and sisters; and leave was also given to the founder to grant lands, &c, to the said Guild, for the purpose of supporting a learned man to teach grammar to all scholars resorting to Pocklington for instruction. He also conveyed certain lands in Yorkshire and Derbyshire to the masters and fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge, for the maintenance in that College of five scholars, to be nominated by the above Guild; those of his name and kindred, and the scholars of the school which he had founded, to have the preference. After the dissolution of the Guild, in the reign of Edward VI., the school was re-constituted as a Free Grammar School, and is now one of the most liberally endowed scholastic institutions in the kingdom. The founder was of the ancient family of Dolman, or Dowman, who at an early period were Lords of Lastingham. Here is also a National School, built in 1819, by R. Denison, Esq.; and an Odd Fellows' Hall, and Temperance Hall. Petty Sessions are held in the town the first Saturday in every month.
County Court, held at the Odd Fellows' Hall, and comprises 47 parishes and townships. William Raines, Esq., judge ; Henry Powell, clerk; John Nathan Lowe, bailiff.
Actions may be brought iu the County Court to recover debts of every description not exceeding .£50.
The Poor Law Union comprises 47 parishes and townships.    The Guardians meet at the Plume of Feathers, Swine Market, every alter­nate
Saturday, at one o'clock in winter, and two in summer.   Mr William Cook, clerk.

OUSTHORPE township, 2 miles N. by E. of Pocklington, contains only about 20 inhabitants, and 330 acres of land. The principal resident farmers are John Kilby, Charles Green, and Thomas Hodge, and corn miller.

YAPHAM-CUM-MELTONBY, two small villages, the former two miles N.N.W. and the latter two and a half miles N. of Pocklington, form a township and chapelry, containing about 200 inhabitants, and 1,820 acres of land, belonging to various owners. The Chapel at Yapham, was built in 1777, and is in the patronage of the dean of York Here is a School, at which twelve or fourteen poor children receive gra­tuitous instruction, in consideration of part of the rent of the chapel lands.The poor have also 3s. 4d. per year from Wood's charity. Directory:- Wm. Baines, blacksmith ; Thos. Gowthorpe, shoemaker; Geo. Martindale, tailor; Edward Mitchell, corn miller; Jas. Taylor, schoolmaster; Matthew Tennison, wheelwright: and the farmers are Richard Bagley, David Bean, Grange; John Hudson, Rowland Hill; Thos. Kirby, George Peacock, Peter Thorpe, Henry Tindall, Richard Todd, Wm. Ward,and John Walker. Meltonby Directory:—Geo. Cobb, Thomas Cross, Thomas English, Ralph Green, William Nalton, and William Wright, farmers.

Post Office, at Mrs. Lucy Scaife's, Market place. Letters arrive at 8,28 a.m., and are despatched at 4,30 p.m.


The Contractions for the names of the streets, &c, are Bpl, for Bloomsbury place, Chd. Canal head, Cgt. Chapmangate, Cln. Church lane,
Egn. Eastgreen, Gst. Great George street, Lst. London street, Mkp. Market place, Npt. New Pavement, Nat. New street, Pvt. Pavement, Rst. Regent street, Shl. Smithy hill, Skt. Swine Market, Ust. Union street. Wbs. Waterloo buildings, and Wgn. Westgreen.

Askham Mrs. Eliz., Gst
Bagley Geo., high con­stable for the Wilton Beacon division, Cgt
Barnby T. fishmngr. Cgt
Beal Mrs. Margrt.,Bpl
Bulmer Mr. J., Brass Castle hill
Burkill  Mr. John, Chd
Butler B.pipe mkr.Wgn
Cheeseman Mr. R., Cgt
Clarkson Mr.Abraham, Brunswick House
Conyers F.,gunmkr.Skt
Dales H.stay mkr.Mkp
Dooks G., station mstr
Duggleby Mr.W.Sth.pr
Ellis Rev. J as. F.,vicar, Weighton road
English W. chndlr., Rst
Fisher P., contrctr., Rst
Gibson John, ironfondr
Green Mr. John, Gst
Greenly R.prsh.elk. Ust
Hardman Mr.W.Yrk.tr
Harrison J., Esq., Cgt
Harrison John, Chd
Hillyard Rev.G., (Ind.) Chapel House
Hopwood Mr. W., Wgn
Hotham Robert, land agent, Mill Farm
Hudson Eliza A., upholstress, Cgt
Ireland Mr. J.,York ter
Jackson Mr.J.Ebnzr. pl
Jackson Mr. Robt., Cgt
Johnson F.,ropemk.Nst
Johnson Ths., Esq., Ust
Johoson T. chndlr. Mkp
Judson Mrs. E., Rst
Key George, superintendent constable,Gst
Kirby MissAnn,York tr
Lee Dvd.,relvng. Officer and registrar of births and deaths, Gst
LinwoodMr.J.,York ter
Linwood William L., corn factor, Gst
Loftus Mrs. E., Eden pl
Martindale W .cnstl. Pvt
Massey  John Cook, timber merchant ,Chd
Morley Samuel, basket mker, Pvt
Mosey Mr. W.,South par
Murphy My., umbrella maker, Wbs
Newton Rev. William, (Primitive,) Cgt
Owen Rev.H. (Wes.)Cgt
Ogle Charles, brick and tile maker, Ust
Powell Mr.W.,sen.,Cgt
Richardson Mrs. S., Rst
Robson Mr. Mchl., Gst
Rowe Rev.S.(Wes.) Cgt
Sanderson Mr. Rt., Shi
Scaife Mrs. Ann, Gst
Scaife Lucy, postmstrs. & stampdistbtr.,Mkp
Scaife Mr. Thomas, Gst
Singleton John, land agnt.,Teresa Cottage
Smith Mrs. Margrt.,Gst Steele Rd., currier, Cgt
Swan Mrs. Ann, Chd
Tate Wm.,millwgt.,Cgt
Thomas Mr. John, Cgt
Thompson J. sextn., Gst
Tranmer Benj., cattle dealer, Ust
Thwaites J., carrier,Gst
Tillbrook Edwd.,inland revenue officer, Cgt
Tindall Jas., corn and flour dealer, Mkp
Tindall Miss Sarah,Mkp
Towle Mrs. J.,South par
Watson G., (Prim.) Cgt
Watson Mr. Wm., Gst
Weddall Mr. T., Lst
Westmoreland Wm. let­ter carrier, Pvt
White W.,cattle dlr.,Ust
Wilson Rev.Saml.,vicar of Warter. Bpl

Marked * take Boarders.

Broader Mark, Rst
Grammar School, W gn.:
Rev. F. J. Gruggen, M.A., head master;
Rev. E. B. Slater, M. A., second master;
Rev.S.Wilson, assist­ant master
Hanlon Letitia, Wgn
National. (No master)
Sheridan Mchl.NewPvt
Richardson John, Wbs
• Wilson Elizabeth.Bpl

Bell Rd. Boulby, Cgt
Cook Wm.,and clerk to the Union, West gn
Holmes Nathaniel, Cgt
Powell Henry, & clerk to the County Court, and snpt.registr., Rst

Lowe John N., Wgn
Scaife Thos., Tute hill

Cook James, New Pvt
Turner Thomas, Mkp

Bank 'Branch).
York Union ; Mr. John Bulmer, agent

Eastern William, Clu
Summerson D., Gst
Vause Rd. Thos., Mkp
Watkinson John, (iron founder,) New st

Easten  Robert,   (and printer, &c.,) Wbs
Forth John, (& printer, stationer,and binder, news agent, & circulating library,) Mkp

Boot & Shoe Mkrs.
Harrison Robt., Mkp
Horsley John, Skt
Hotham John, Mkp
Howbrigg John, Wgn
Martindale John, Skt
Martindale Wm., Mkp
Nelson G.,(& bellman,) Tute hill
Pexton George, Rst
Rackham James, Cgt
Rispin John, Skt
Shepherd Samuel, Cgt
Todd William, Cgt
Watt Richard, Skt
Wright William, Mkp

Gibson Hy. C, Mkp
Graves Thomas, Mkp
Henton Cvrus. Mkp

Brwrs &Maltsters.
Cattle and Moore, Cgt
Scaife Thos., Tute hill
Thompson Eliz., Mkp

Grant Thos., (& builder and brick maker)
Ogram Harrison, Cgt
Richardson Robt., Cgt
Richardson J., New st
Tinson Hiram, Gst
Tinson John D., Gst
Ward Margaret, Mkp.

Armitage Wm., Wbs
Barnes John, Pvt
Beal Richard, Mkp
Cook Thomas, Pvt
Harland Thomas, Cgt
Hodgson Willm., Mkp
Richardson Thos., Skt
Rhodes Mary, Cgt
Silburn John, Skt
Thomas John, Gst
Thomas Robert, Wbs
Todd John, Gst
Todd George, Mkp
Todd Robert, Mkp

Cabinet Makers & Joiners.
Abbey Thos., jun.,Mkp
Beal T.,BrassCastle hl
Grant J. S.,(& uphlstr. and paprhngr.,) Wbs
Milner Levi, Rst

Chemists & Drgsts.
Askam William, Mkp
Bulmer John, (and por­ter merchant,) Mkp
Curtis Richard, Mkp

Coal Merchants.
Musgrave & Scott, Chd

Grant John S., Wbs
Stockton Robt., Mkp

Corn Merchants.
Musgrave & Scott, Chd

Corn Millers.
Cains H., Devonsh.Mill
Donn Richard, Lst
English Richard, Brass Castle Island
Hodge J.S., Clock Mill;
ThackrayW. Factry.Ml

Cains H.,Devonsb..Mill
Dixon John, Gst
Gough Js., Woodhouse
Holliday J., Toft Hs
Houghton T., Toft Hs
Hotham Rd., Clayfield
Hotham Rt., MileFarm
Hagyard William, Cgt
Jefferson Richard, Chd
Loftus Mrs. Eliz., Gst
Mclaren James, Lst
Moor John, Grange
Richardson W. C. Cgt
Silburn Win., Nth.fleld
Smith J., Red House

Fire & Life Offices.
Imperial, (Fire,) John Bulmer, Mkp
Standard, (Life,) John Bulmer, Mkp
Yorkshr.,L.Scaife, Mkp

Foster John, Lst
Goodyear Willm., Cgt
Jackson G.,Weightn.rd
Rhodes Rd., Union at

Glass, China, &c., Dealers.
Nichols William, Mkp
Stathers William, Wbs

Glovers, &c.
Mkd.*' are Fellmongers.
* Blanchard Wni., Shl
Hall William, Mkp
*Hutton John, Gst

Grocers & Drapers.
Hagyard John, Mkp
Powell W.,jun., Mkp
Robson William, Mkp
Templeman M., Mkp
Wright Thomas, Skt

Hair Dressers.
Dales Christphr., Mkp
Eyre George, Mkp
Hodgson William,Mkp
Turner J.,(& perfumer, news agent, tobac­conist,  and general dealr. in fancy goods, brushes, &c.,) Mkp

Marked * are Manufctrs.
* Foster Henry, Mkp
Hepton Cyrus, Mkp
* Keary Patrick, Mkp
Wright Thomas, Skt

Inns & Taverns.
BayHorse, G.Ellis, Mkp
Black Bull, Margaret Johnson, Mkp
Black Swan, Abraham Grubb, Mkp
Board, Richd. English, Brass Castle Island
Buck Inn,C.Stocks Mkp
Canal Inn, John Marshall, Chd
Cross Keys, George Dickenson, Skt
Horse Shoes, Ralph Johnson, Skt
New Inn, George T. Overend, Weighton rd
Odd Fellow' Arms, J. Lundy, Ust
Plume of Feathers. M. Rickaby, Skt
Railway Tavern, Geo. Weatherill, Wgn
Red Lion, (New,) Rt. Askham, Pvt
Red Lion, (Old,) Mtth. Danby, Rst
Royal Oak, J.Lister, Gst
Star Inn, J.JacksonMkp
Temperance Hotel, W. Richardson, Rst
Tiger, Ed. Siddell, Cgt
Waterloo Hotel, Mary Grant, Wbs
Wellington Oak. Richd. Jefferson, Chd.

Abbey Thomas, Mkp
Hepton Cyrus, Mkp
Vokes Samuel, Mkp

Joiners & Builders.
See also Cabinet Makers.
Flint Richard, Skt
Grant John S., Wbs
Hall Richard, Nst
Lawrence Wm., Cgt
Tindall Richard. Gt.Gst

Linen Drapers.
See Grocers, &c.

Milliners, &c.
Easton Ann, Mkp
Ibbetson Ellen, Skt
Hudson Mary, Wbs
Hudson E. and A., Cgt
Judson Mary, Rst
Morgantroy Ann, Ust
Morgantroy Mary, Shl
Richardson E., G. Ggst
Rispin Mary, Skt
Rispin Sophia, Rst
Swan Ann, Wgn

Cook R.S.(&paphgr) Gst
Lamb John, Manor yd
Scaife R.(& paphgr.)Skt
Swan Henry, Chd

Watmough Isaac, Rst
Wilson Thomas, Mkp

PIumbers & Glaziers
Cook R.S.(& gas ftr.)Gst
Johnson John, Mkp
Scaife R.(&gas fittr.) Skt

Askham Rt., Pavement
Boulton Isaac, Mkp
Easton William, Mkp
Spink George, Mkp

Bassitt Thomas, Gst
Brady Thomas, Ust
Campbell James, Mkp
Dales Geo., Smithy hill
Dorsey John, Cgt
Fisher Richard, Pvt
Gilbertson Ann, Mkp
Judson Jane, Rst
Lawrence William,Cgt
Loftus Elizabeth, Mkp
Nichols William, Mkp
Sellers William, Cgt
Stubbs Richard, Skt
Sollitt John, Cgt
Stadders James, Cgt
Thompson Thos., Mkp
Thompson Wm., Skt
Tindale William, Cgt
Turner James, Mkp
Wilkinson Hannah,Gst
Wilson Thomas, Mkp
Wilson William, Gst

Stone Masons.
Appleton William, Gst
Richardson Wm., Rst

Straw Hat makers.
Flint Mary, Skt
Morgantroy Mary, Shi
Rispin Mary, Skt

Clement John W., Cgt
Danson C. E. B., Cgt
Holmes Arthur N. Wgn
Hornby T. PostOffice ln

Tailors, &c.
Craggs John, Mkp
Crake Robert, Cgt
Jameson William, Skt
Prince Robert, Mkp
Shaw John, Pvt
Shaw William, Grape Ln
Stubbs Wm., Dean's Ln
Watts John, Rst
Wright Thomas, Skt

Watch & Clock Mks
Gilson Thomas, Mkp
Hawgood Wm., Skt
Milner Charles, Rst

Burdon John, Gst
Cobb Robert, Dean's la
Kelsey George, Wgn
Scruton Chrisphr., Lst
Sellers Thomas, Ust
Stubbs Henry, Nst
Winter Henry, York ter

Railway Conveyance.
Railway Station, Westgreen; trains to and from York, Selby, Market Weighton, &c, three or four times a day; Mr.G. Dooks, statn.mastr

The York & North Midland Rail­way Company, to all parts
To Bridlington and Driffield, John Thwaites, mon. and thur.; W. Wilkinson, (Blk.Swan,)wed. &sat
Bishop Wilton, (Horse Shoes,) Jas. Reynard, wed. and sat.; Wm.Fos­ter and George Kirby, sat
Burnby (Blk.Bull,) W.Dickinson,sat
Everingham,(Buck inn)T.Young,st
Fangfoss, (New Red Lion.) Thos, Holderness, sat

Goodmanham,(Blk. Bull,) P.Whithlll,sat. :(Buck Inn,) H .Jepson.sat
Huggate,(Horse Shoes,) Birks,sat.; (Black Swan,) S. Rooks, sat
Hull, John Thwaites, Gt. Gst.,mon. and thur.; J. Holmes,(Buck Inn,)
mon. and thur
Market Weighton, (Buck Inn,) Jas.Holmes, mon. & thur
Melbourne, (New Red Lion,) W. Clark, sat
Thornton (New Red Lion,) Heslewood, sat
York, J. Thwaites, Gt. Gst., wed. and sat.; Js. Maclaren, Omnibus,
(Buck Inn,) tues. and sat., 8mg.; W.Wilkinson,(Blk.Swan,)tu.&fri