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Faceby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Faceby, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles SE of Potto station on the N.E.R., 2 S of Sexhow station on the N.E.R., and 4 SSW of Stokesley. Post town, Northallerton. Acreage, 1382; population, 110. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £116 with residence. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishWhorlton 
Poor Law unionStokesley 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Faceby:

1813-1913 1841-19281835-1983

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Faceby from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Faceby are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtTS9
Post TownMiddlesbrough