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Eskdaleside or Sleights, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Eskdaleside or Sleights, a joint township with Uggle-barnby, and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Esk, and on the Pickering and Whitby railway, 4 miles SW by W of Whitby, with a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (R.S.O.) both of the name of Sleights. The parish comprises the villages of Sleights and Ugglebamby, and the hamlets of Ibburndale and Little Beck. Acreage, 6001; population of the township of Eskdaleside-cum-Ugglebamby, 1727; of the ecclesiastical parish, 774. Building stone is worked. The living is a vicarage, united with Ugglebamby, in the diocese of York; gross value, o£270 with residence. St John's Church, Sleights, was built in 1767; that of All Saints, Ugglebamby, was rebuilt in 1872.

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 parishWhitby 
Poor Law unionWhitby 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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