Grinton, North Riding of Yorkshire
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Grinton St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Richmond|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Grinton:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Grinton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Grinton (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Grinton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: