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Helmsley, Upper, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Helmsley, Upper, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Derwent, 7½ miles NE by E of York, and half a mile from Holtby station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Stamford Bridge, under York. Acreage, 883; population, 64. The manor, with Upper Helmsley Hall, belongs to the Herbert family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £70 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, rebuilt in 1888, is in the Early Norman style.

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 parishUpper Helmsley St. Peter 

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

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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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