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Fingall or Finghall, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Fingall or Finghall, a small village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the Northallerton and Leyburn branch of the N.E.E., 5 miles E of Leyburn, and has a station, of the name of Finghall Lane, on the railway. There is a post office (R.S.O.) under Newton-le-Willows; money order and telegraph office, Newton-le-Willows. Acreage, 662; population of the township, 82; of the ecclesiastical parish, 303. The parish contains also the townships of Akebar, Hutton Hang, and Constable Burton. Acreage, 4581. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £390 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and contains monuments of the Wyvills. There is a small 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 
Ecclesiastical parishFingall St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 

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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