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Holwick, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Holwick, a village and a township in the ecclesiastical parish of Laithkirk, N.R. Yorkshire. The village is near the river Tees at Wynch Bridge, which joins the counties of Durham and York, and High Force Waterfall, 12 miles NW of Bamard Castle, and 2½ from Middleton-in-Teesdale station on the N.E.R.. and occupies an interesting site amid romantic scenery. The township contains also the hamlets of Lonton and Crosthwaite. Post town, Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Acreage, 5812, including 46 of water; population, 237. The Earl of Strathmore is lord of the manor. Service is held in the school chapel. There is also a Primitive Methodist chapel. Extensive whin quarries are in the township.

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 parishRomald Kirk 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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