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Holtby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Holtby, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in N.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles ENE of York, with a station on a branch of the N.E.R. Post town, York; money order and telegraph office, Stanford Bridge. Acreage of the township, 901; population, 127; of the ecclesiastical parish, 160. The manor belongs to the Agar family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £202 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church was rebuilt in 1792, and thoroughly restored in 1882. Holtby, a hamlet in Hornby parish, N.R. Yorkshire, which forms with Ainderby Myers a township, 2¼ miles NNW of Bedale. Holtby Hall is a chief residence. See AIMDERBY MYRES-WITH-HOLTBY.

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 parishHoltby Holy Trinity 

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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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