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Weaverthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Weaverthorpe, a village, a township, and a parish in E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 5 miles S by E of Sherburn, and 10 NNW of Great Driffield, has a station on the N.E.R., and a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, Sherburn. The parish includes Lutton township. Acreage, 2977; population, 540. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £252 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church is Norman, and consists of chancel, nave, and western tower. A chapel of ease is in Lutton, and there are two 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 parishWeaverthorpe All Saints 
Poor Law unionDriffield 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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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