Running along the old Roman Road from Malton towards Helmsley, in North Yorkshire, the Street Parishes are steeped in history.

Both Slingsby and Amotherby are of Danish origin, whilst Hovingham, Barton-Le-Street and Appleton-Le-Street are older, Anglian villages. “The Street” is the name given to the B1257 from Hovingham to Malton and the village parishes along it.  Originally under the care of three incumbents, the Benefice of the Street Parishes combined these churches together and is now in the care of a Rector with additional “daughter” churches at Coneysthorpe and Scackleton.

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

Tracing Your Family History

Whilst some more recent records are still retained within the Benefice, all earlier records relating to baptisms, marriages and burials are now lodged with The Borthwick Institute at York University and need to be contacted direct for further information.

The Ryedale Family History Group, based in Hovingham, helps its members to further their research into family and local history.  While focusing on Ryedale local history, it can help with research anywhere in the country or abroad. It has a range of books and CDs of Parish Registers, Memorial Inscriptions, War Memorials and much more which are invaluable to those with an interest in family history or local historical events.

Their well-equipped Research Room is open on Thursdays 10am to 3pm and they have a team of people on hand to help.  Contact them for more information on their resources and drop-in events.