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Handale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Handale, a place in Loftus parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 7½ miles E of Guisbrough. A small Benedictine nunnery was founded here in 1183 by William Percy, had ten inmates at the dissolution, and was then given to Ambrose Beckwith.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Handale 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:

CountyRedcar & Cleveland