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Hackforth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hackforth, a township in Homby parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire, 4½ miles NNW of Bedale, and 3 from Crakehall station on the N.E.R. Post town, Bedale; money order and telegraph office, Catterick. Acreage, 1338; population, 121. The property belongs to the Duke of Leeds. Bishop Tun-stall was a native.

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 parishHornby 
Poor Law unionBedale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hackforth from the following:

Land and Property

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


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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 districtDL8