Market Weighton in 1843
Market Weighton is a parish and market-town, partly in the liberty of St. Peter of York, but chiefly in the Holme-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, about 188 miles from London, 19 miles south-east from York, and 10 miles west by north of Beverley. It is situated at the western foot of the Wolds, on the main road from York to Beverley, on the little river Foulness ; and it has a good water-communication with the Humber by the Market Weighton Canal.
The parish comprises the township of Market Weighton with Arras, and the chapelry of Skipton, and had a gross population, in 1831, of 2,169, and in 1841 of 2,269. The living is a discharged vicarage in the peculiar jurisdiction of the prebend of Weighton in the Cathedral of York, with a gross income of £176. The church, which is dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient edifice, with a comparatively modern spire, which has been substituted for an old one of wood ; and the town contains chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and other dissenters, a free grammar-school, and some other schools.
There is a well-attended market, at which much corn is sold, on Wednesday, and fairs are held on the 14th of May and the 25th of September. The population of the township was 1,821 1831, and 1,947 in 1841.