New ‘pre-pub’ records available from Yorkshire’s West Riding

Ted McGee, co-editor of the Yorkshire, West Riding REED material (with Sylvia Thomas) has made available some new records* for West Yorkshire, relating to performance in the ancient village of Methley and nearby Methley Manor, and in the accounts of Sir Leonard Beckwith of Selby (c.1520-1555). You can access all of the current West Riding records here:


*NOTE:  The material in REED N-E’s ‘pre-pub’ database is offered in pre-publication form. It has not received editorial attention from REED’s staff paleographers and Latinists, nor have the notes and other editorial apparatus been checked for completeness and accuracy. Please see the REED prepublication homepage for full details about this pre-publication project, as well as copyright information and instructions on how to cite these materials.


Bolton Priory Church, abbey, priory or similar 53.980938,-1.893042 Priory Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert (Augustinian; ruin). Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6EX. 01756 718000.
Bradford Cathedral Cathedral 53.795417,-1.747581 Bradford Cathedral, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 4EH. 01274 777720
Chatsworth House Library, archive or collection 53.227772,-1.611432 Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP. 01246 565300
Fountains Abbey Church, abbey, priory or similar 54.109559,-1.581885 Fountains Abbey (Cistercian; ruin), Fountains, Ripon HG4 3DY.
Halifax Minster Church, abbey, priory or similar 53.723186,-1.85371 Halifax Minster, Causeway, Halifax HX1 1QL.
Pontefract Castle Castle 53.695093,-1.304501 Pontefract Castle, Castle Lodge, Castle Garth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF8 1QH
Ripon Cathedral Cathedral 54.134999,-1.520859 Ripon Cathedral, Liberty Court House, Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QS.
Selby Abbey Church, abbey, priory or similar 53.784071,-1.067051 Selby Abbey, The Crescent, Selby YO8 4PU. 01757 703123
The Red House Site of interest 53.732593, -1.686345 'The Red House', near the (now abandoned) village of Scagglethorpe, near Gomersal, West Riding, owned by the Slingsby family since the sixteenth century, and their nearby manors of Moor Monkton and Wilstrop.
Wakefield Cathedral Cathedral 53.683047,-1.496869 Wakefield Cathedral, Westmorland St, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 1PJ ‎ 01924 373923
York Minster Cathedral 53.962347,-1.081921 York Minster, Deangate, York YO1 7HH. 01904 557200

2 thoughts on “New ‘pre-pub’ records available from Yorkshire’s West Riding

  1. I look forward to reading these records and the WRY volume when it arrives. Just one thing: On the page with the title “New ‘pre-pub’ records available from Yorkshire’s West Riding”, there is a button labelled “Bulk Delete”. If it really does what it says, I don’t think it’s a button I should be seeing?

    1. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Henrik. This seems to have stemmed from an issue with the Google Maps plug-in that we use to display maps (the phantom ‘Bulk Delete’ button applied to the markers on the map, rather than the uploaded records). I seem to have corrected it now (and am grateful to you for pointing it out!).

      With best wishes,
      Mark Chambers
      REED N-E/Durham

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