Running along the old Roman Road from Malton towards Helmsley, in North Yorkshire, the Street Parishes are steeped in history. The Christian faith was brought to this area in the eighth century AD and there has been a Christian presence here ever since. Please follow the village links above to find out more about the Benefice.

If you would like to share stories about the area, please do get in touch or contact the Ryedale Family History Group:

Ryedale Family History Group is a locally based organisation specialising in the Ryedale area with a range of books and CDs of Parish Registers, Memorial Inscriptions, War Memorials, histories and much more; which are invaluable to those with an interest in family or local history. Our well equipped Research Room is based at Hovingham Village Hall, and is open on Thursdays 10am to 3pm; we have a team of people ready to help. We can help with research anywhere in the country or abroad. Check out our website at www.ryedalefamilyhistory.org or phone us on 01653 628132.

Tracing your family history?

Whilst some more recent records are still retained in the Street parishes, all the earlier records relating to baptisms, marriages and burials are now lodged with The Borthwick Institute at York University. They can be contacted by following this link. The City of York and District Family History Society is another possible source of help. They have a full record of Slingsby Church and Churchyard Burials and further information concerning burials in many churchyards in this part of North Yorkshire. Details are on their website here.