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Rillington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Rillington, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 1 mile SE of the junction of the York and Scarborough railway with the branch line to Whitby, and 4½ miles NE by E of New Malton and 6 from Pickering, and has a station at the railway junction, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under York. The township comprises 2171 acres; population, 760. There is a parish council of eleven members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £186 with residence. The church is good, is in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, transept, and an embattled tower with beautiful spire. It was restored in 1884 and re-roofed in 1892. There are Congregational, Wesleyan, and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishRillington St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionMalton 

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 East 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 districtYO17
Post TownMalton