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Barton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Barton, a township, a parish, and a village in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on a tributary of the river Tees, 4½ miles W of Croft railway station, and 5 SW of Darlington, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Darlington. The parish includes also the township of Newton-Morrel and part of the township of Stapleton. Acreage, 2449; population, 502. In this parish is a limestone quarry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £150 with residence. Patrons, the Vicar of Stanwick and the Vicar of Gilling alternately. There is a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school.

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 parishBarton St. Mary and St. Cuthbert 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Barton:

Barton1841-1915 1837-1930 
St. Cuthbert1584-18711756-19301724-18711582-1892
St. Mary1619-1840 1753-18411621-1870

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Barton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Barton are available from a number of sites:

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 districtDL10
Post TownRichmond