Baldersby, North Riding of Yorkshire
Baldersby, a township and a village forming with Rainton a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Swale and on the Leeds and Thirsk railway, 5 miles NE of Ripon. It has a station on the railway, and a sub-post office. Acreage, 1830; population, 285. Viscountess Downe is lady of the manor and principal landowner. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £500 with residence. Patroness, Viscountess Downe. The church is in the Decorated style, and was erected at the expense of the late Viscount Downe about 1857. Baldersby Park, about 3 miles from the village, is the seat of the Viscountess Downe. The ecclesiastical parish of Baldersby comprises the three villages of Baldersby, Baldersby St James, and Rainton. Population, 640.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Baldersby from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Baldersby)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Baldersby 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: