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Wheldrake, East Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Wheldrake, a village, a township, and a parish in the E.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Derwent, 7½ miles SE of York, and 4 from Naburn station on the N.E.R., with a post office under York; money order office, Elvington; telegraph office, West Cottingwith. Acreage, 4511 of land and 9 of tidal water; population, 528. The parish includes Langwith township. Population, 580. The manor belongs to Lord Wenlock. Roman coins have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £303 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1771, and the interior restored in 1874. It consists of chancel, nave, and embattled western tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishWheldrake St. Helen 
WapentakeOuse and Derwent 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO19
Post TownYork