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Bossall, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bossall, a township, a small village, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, 3 miles S of Barton-Hill station on the N.E.R., and 10 NE of York, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Stamford Bridge. Area of the township, including Butter-Crambe, 2691 acres, of which 50 are water; population, 169. The parish of Bossall extends beyond the York and Scarborough railway, and includes the townships of Harton, Bossall, and Butter-Crambe. Area, 4694 acres; population of the civil and ecclesiastical parishes, 292. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Butter-Crambe, in the diocese of York; net value, £496 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is a handsome cruciform edifice, with a central tower. Bossall Hall, a handsome old building, is the seat of the lord of the manor.

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 parishBossall St. Botolph 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO60
Post TownYork