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Barningham, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Barningham, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on a tributary of the Tees, near Arkengarth Forest, 5½ miles SE of Barnard-Castle railway station, and has a post and money order office under Barnard-Castle. There is an annual fair on the last Thursday in September for horses, cattle, &c. The parish includes also the townships of Scargill and Hope. Acreage, 3524; population of the civil parish, 218; of the ecclesiastical, 369. Much of the surface is upland moor. Barningham Park is the seat of the Milbanks. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £420 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. There are a Wesleyan chapel (endowed), a reading-room and library, and some charities.

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 parishBarningham St. Michael 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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