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Ganton, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ganton, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the York and Scarborough railway, 8 miles SSW of Scarborough, and has a station on the railway, and a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, Sherburn (York). The parish includes also the hamlet of Potter Brompton. Acreage, 3980; population, 376. The property is all in one estate. Ganton Hall, a picturesque mansion, is the seat of Sir Charles Le-gard, Bart., the lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net yearly value, £165 with residence. The church is ancient but good, has a lofty tower and spire, and several memorial windows. There is a reading-room and library.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishGanton St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO12
Post TownScarborough