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Harwood Dale, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Harwood Dale, a township in Hackness parish, N.R. Yorkshire, among the moors, 5 miles from Cloughton station on the Scarborough and Whitby line, and 9 NW of Scarborough. Post town and money order office, Hackness, under Scarborough; telegraph office, Cloughton. Acreage, -5836; population, 224. Most of the land is moor and waste, and part of the rest is arable. Lord Derwent is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The living is a rectory, conjoint with Hackness, in the diocese of York; joint gross value, £227. Patron, Lord Derwent. The church was re-built in 1862, consists of nave and apse, with spiral bell turret, and was preceded by one erected in the time of Charles IL by Sir T. P. Hoby. There is also a Wesleyan chapel. A Roman military station and remains of a Druidical circle have been found.

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 parishHackness 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO13
Post TownScarborough