The Levisham Village Archive is a collection of copies of all kinds of documents relating to the history of the village and its surroundings. It was started by a Local History group about 10 years ago, and is continually growing. It is housed in Levisham Village Hall, where it can be consulted by appointment. We think there is nowhere so appropriate to look at the information about a place, as in the place itself!

The Archive is arranged in a series of folders:

• Archaeology
• Church: transcripts and summaries of variety of documents relating to Levisham Church and to the Methodist Chapel
• Census: transcripts of Census returns 1841 – 1901
• Parish Registers: transcripts of surviving registers, partial from 1600, complete from 1789
• Surveys: 1770 Enclosure Award; 1848 Tithe Award; 1910 Valuation
• Tax Lists: including 14th Century Lay Subsidies; 17th century Hearth Tax; 18th – 19th centuries Land Tax
• Medieval: including Domesday Book entries; transcripts of parts of Malton Cartulary
• Maps: copies of local maps from 18th century onwards
• Pictures: copies of assorted photographs
• Publications: copies of booklets, pamphlets and articles relating to the area
• Newspaper cuttings: miscellaneous cuttings from the last century
• Transport: information relating to roads, railway, and the proposed Pickering-Whitby Canal
• Wills: summaries of about 100 wills of Levisham people dating from 16th – 19th centuries
• Families and Houses: notes about research into local families and houses (just beginning!)

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