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Great Crakehall, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Crakehall, Great, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Swale, and on the Northallerton and Hawes branch of the N.E.R., 2½ miles NW by W of Bedale, and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Bedale; money order and telegraph office, Bedale. Acreage, 1885; population, 444. The ecclesiastical parish includes Little Crakehall, the township of Langthorne, and part of East Brompton. Acreage, 3168; population, 638. The living is a vicarage, united with Langthorne, in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £295 with residence. " The church is a Gothic building of stone, erected in 1840, and renovated and improved in 1869, and there is a Wesleyan chapel. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel at Little Crakehall. There is also a church at Langthorne, built in 1877.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL8