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Hawnby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hawnby, a village, a township, and a parish in Helmsley union, N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Eye, 6 miles NW of Helmsley station on the N.E.R., and 10 NE ofThiisk. It has a post office under Helmsley (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Helmsley. Acreage of township, 2421; population, 207; of the ecclesiastical parish, 575. The parish contains also the townships of Snilesworth, Daletown, Bilsdale, West Side, and Arden-with-Ardeuside. Much of the land is moor and part of the Hambleton Hills. The Chalet, Hawnby Manor, erected in 1880, is the seat of the lord of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £151 with residence. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, and was restored and re-seated in 1874. There is a 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 parishHawnby All Saints 
Poor Law unionHelmsley 

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

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


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO62
Post TownYork