Situated on the A64 between Scarborough and Malton.
A village made famous by its metal building manufacturer, a major employer in the area.
This old village had originally two manors and some of the houses are relatively old. The village stretches from the Wolds to the River Derwent, and there is a beck flowing through the village to the River. Enclosure occurred in 1755-1756 and there are excellent records of this and a map with village records at Beverley Record Office. There are further records of Enclosure with the estate records of Wykeham in Northallerton Record Office. There is also a 'Commutation of Tithes' map (mid 19th Century) in the Borthwick Institute, York. This is worth comparing to the earlier map.
The Church is that of St Hilda and was restored in the 20th Century.
A good record of village in the 19th and 20th Century can be found in newspaper and census records of the time. I could also recommend the works of Anne Collier who has written extensively on the people of the village during this period. They are excellent examples of how village histories should be written, by both someone who knows the village, and more importantly, loves the people she is writing about.
St Hilda's Church: (Larger images are linked)
before the 20th
St Hilda's during the 20th
Printed information about Sherburn and it's people
Sherburn - A walk down Memory Lane, (This book has been produced in aid of the Sherburn Village Hall Millennium Project) by Allison Oulton and Anne Collier, 1999. (a good collection of pictures and images of Sherburn)
Sherburn, a 20th Century History, Anne Collier, 2000 (illustrated)
Sherburn, in Victorian Times, Anne Collier, 2003 (illustrated)
Sherburn - Pre-1900 Parish and Census Records, Anne Collier, 2003
A History of Sherburn (in Hertfordlythe) Church of England Primary School, Anne Collier, 2008
Some of the works produced by Anne Collier are still available from her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where are the historical records of the village of Sherburn?
Parish Records and Parish Register Transcripts (Bishops Transcripts) Found at the Borthwick Institute for Archives based in the Library of the University of York. There is also a transcript of some of the records in one of Mrs Collier's books above. Census Records (19th Century) Copies at Scarborough Library, Beverley Library, Northallerton Library and at Leeds Reference Library. Also available commercially online and on CD Rom. There are several companies mentioned on the Census Records page. Please also note that Mrs Collier's work mentioned above has also transcribed information from the 19th Century Censuses, though not the 1901 Census. Land Tax Records Found at the East Yorkshire Record Office opposite Beverley Library. Genuki United Kingdom and Ireland family history, with further information about the village. Deeds Register East Yorkshire Record Office, Beverley Manor Court Records Estate Records can be seen at the North Yorkshire Record Office, Northallerton. The indexes will take you to the Wykeham Estate Records which are outstanding in the amount of information they contain. Genuki United Kingdom and Ireland family history, with further information about the village.
I am always interested in hearing of the whereabouts of any other records which might give further information about the people who lived at Sherburn during the centuries before 1850.
For information about the author's ancestral Owston line who lived in the village I would suggest a visit to http://freespace.virgin.net/owston.tj/owstonln.htm. The Owston family intermarried into many families and I am also interested in most of these. Descendants of the Clifford of Sherburn family also interest me as I am a descendant through both of my parents.