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Great Smeaton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Smeaton, Great, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies near the river Tees and the small river Wiske, 2½ miles ENE of Cowton railway station, and 7 N by W of Northallerton. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Northallerton. Acreage, 1536; population, 170; of the ecclesiastical parish, 667. The ecclesiastical parish contains also the township of Horn by, and part of the township of Croft, and is united as a benefice in perpetual plurality with the parish of Appleton-upon-Wiske. The surface commands fine views. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon, united with Appleton-upon-Wiske; gross value, £549 with residence. The church was restored on a very ancient site, but the ancient chancel arch erected in 960 still stands, and is a very fine and interesting example of Saxon work. The church consists of chancel, nave, S aisle, and western turret. There is a parish reading-room and library, erected in 1880.

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Great Smeaton:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1573-18701763-19301574-19301573-1918

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Great Smeaton are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

DistrictHambleton
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL6
Post TownNorthallerton