Burton Leonard, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Burton Leonard is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire.

Alternative names:

Parish church: St. Helen

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1672
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1632

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Copgrove
  • South Stainley
  • Bishop Monkton
  • Brearton
  • Roecliffe

Parish History

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BURTON-LEONARD (St. Helen), a parish, in the Lower division of the wapentake of Claro, W. riding of York, 5 miles (N. N. W.) from Knaresborough; containing 455 inhabitants. It comprises 1739a. 2r. 39p., of which 1100 acres are arable, and the remainder grassland; the soil is of an inferior kind, and the surface generally undulated: stone of excellent quality is burnt for lime. Many of the inhabitants were formerly employed in the flax and linen trade, but it has entirely ceased. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £3. 1. 0½.; net income, £140; patrons and appropriators, the Dean and Chapter of York: a glebe-house was erected in 1839, and there are 45 acres of glebe. The church is a small plain structure, built in 1782. There are places of worship for Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ripon
  • Probate Court: Post-1835 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Commissary of the Archdeaconry of Richmond Eastern Deaneries - Boroughbridge, All years - Court of the Peculiar of the Honour of Knaresborough, Pre-1836 - Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
  • Diocese: Post-1835 - Ripon, Pre-1836 - York
  • Rural Deanery: Boroughbridge
  • Poor Law Union: Great Ouseburn Gilbert Union
  • Hundred: Claro
  • Province: York