The Levisham Village Archive is a collection of copies and transcriptions of all kinds of documents relating to the history of the village and its surroundings. It was started by a Local History group in the 1990s and is housed in Levisham Village. 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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