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Thorpe Bassett, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thorpe Bassett, a small village and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire, 2½ miles SSE of Rillington railway station, and 4½ E by N of New Malton. Post town, York; money order and telegraph office, Rillington. Acreage, 2086; population, 180. Lady Cholmley is lady of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £229 with residence. The church is Norman, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, S porch, and a western bell turret. It was restored in 1879. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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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