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Grinton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Grinton, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Swale, at the influx of the Arkle beck, 1 mile SE of Reeth, and 6 miles. from Redmire railway station, and has a post office under Richmond; money order and telegraph office, Reeth. Acreage, 8182; population, 280. The parish includes the whole of Swaledale, with the townships of Melbecks and Reeth, and the ecclesiastical parish of Muker. Area, 52, 047 acres; population, 2162. Much of the surface is moorland. Lead, copper, and iron ores have been extensively worked. A curious cavern, called Crack Pot, is at the source of a brook which runs through the parish to the Swale. An ancient British camp and two barrows are near the river. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £199 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church is ancient and good, and has windows with interesting ancient Stained glass.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishGrinton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionRichmond 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeHang-West 

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 Grinton:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1640-18661656-19301640-19201640-1871

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Grinton from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Grinton 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:

DistrictRichmondshire
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL11
Post TownRichmond