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Burneston, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Burneston, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the river Swale, 4 miles SE of Bedale, and 3 W of Sinderby railway station. Acreage, 1228; population of the township, 238; of the ecclesiastical parish, 780. The parish contains the townships of Gatenby, Theakstone, and Carthorpe, and has a post office under Bedale; money order and telegraph office, Londonderry. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £356 with residence. The church was restored in 1854, and has a splendid eastern memorial window. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and almshouses for five old people.

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 parishBurneston St. Lambert 
Poor Law unionBedale 

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

Church Records

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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 districtDL8