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Acklam, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Acklam or East Acklam, a township, a parish, and a village in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township is called Acklam-with-Barthorpe, and lies 5 miles ESE of Kirkham railway station, and 7 S of Malton. Acreage, 2360; population of Acklam-with-Barthorpe, 282; of Leavening, 339. The parish is called East Acklam, and contains also the township of Leavening. There is a post office at Acklam under York; money order office, Leavening; telegraph office, Malton. The surface is on the Wolds, and commands a very extensive view. The manor belongs to the Crown. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £287 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church was rebuilt in 1868. There are chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. Some ancient entrenchments and other works, British or Roman, are on the hills,

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 parishAcklam St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionMalton 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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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 districtYO17
Post TownMalton