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Bilsdale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Bilsdale, a mountain vale in the N.R. Yorkshire. The dale begins about 5 miles SE by S of Stokesley, and extends 11 southward to Eivaulx, and 3½ NW of Helmsley. Its head is overhung by Whinston and Botton-Head Mountains, 2300 and 1485 feet high, and its sides are flanked by other lieights, and cut by lateral vales. The view at its head is very magnificent, and the scenery in some other parts of it is grand.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Bilsdale:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Bilsdale are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

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