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East Witton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Witton, East, a village and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 4 miles SE of Leybnrn station on The N.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Middleham; telegraph office, Middleham. The parish comprises the townships of East Witton Within and East Witton Without, and the hamlets of Cover Bridge, Newstead, and Braithwaite. Acreage, 6402; population of the civil parish, 390; of the ecclesiastical, 471. The manor belongs to Lord Masham. A ruined monastery is here, and has been noticed in our article JERVAULX. A lead mine is at Braithwaite, and excellent freestone quarries are in the neighbourhood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £180 with residence. Patron, Lord Masham. The church is in the Gothic style, and consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and western tower. 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 North 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 districtDL8