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Baldersby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishTopcliffe 

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Church Records

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1857-1876 1858-18761857-1975

Directories & Gazetteers

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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

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO7
Post TownThirsk