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Ellerton Abbey, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ellerton-Abbey, a township in Downhoime parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Swale, 6½ miles SW by W of Richmond. Acreage, 1665; population, 48. A Cistercian nunnery was founded here, in the time of Henry II., by Warner, steward to the Earl of Richmond, and some remains of it still exist.

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 
Civil parishDownholme 
Poor Law unionRichmond 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ellerton Abbey from the following:

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