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Danby Wiske, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Danby-Wiske, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 3½ miles NNW of Northallerton, has a station on the N.E.E., and a post office under Northallerton; money order and telegraph office, Northallerton; and includes the hamlet of Streetlam. Acreage, 3368; population of the civil parish, 302; of the ecclesiastical, 453. The parish contains also the chapelry of Yafforth. Danby Hill is the seat of the Venerable Archdeacon Cust. The living is a rectory, united with Yafforth, in the diocese of Ripon; value, about £400 with residence. The church is good, and 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 
Poor Law unionNorthallerton 

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL7
Post TownNorthallerton