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Hipswell, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hipswell, a township and an ecclesiastical parish in Catterick parish, N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on Rysdale Beck, near its influx to the Swale, 3 miles SE of Richmond station on the N.E.R. Post town, money order, and telegraph office, Richmond. Acreage, 2658; population of the township, 208; of the ecclesiastical parish, 455. The ecclesiastical parish includes also the townships of Colburn and Scotton. Hipswell Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ripon; net value,, £124 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church, which was erected in 1811, underwent a thorough restoration in 1892, which included the building of a chancel and the insertion of a beautiful stained glass east window. A Benedictine priory was founded at St Martins, a portion of Hipswell township, about the year 1100, and was valued at the dissolution of monasteries at £43 16s. 8d. per annum. Hipswell Hall, bearing the date over the front door 1595, is the reputed birthplace of John Wycliffe the Reformer.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishCatterick 
Poor Law unionRichmond 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeHang-East 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1664-19901755-18421673-19301703-1924

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hipswell from the following:


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 Hipswell 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:

DistrictRichmondshire
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL9
Post TownCatterick Garrison