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Hutton Lowcross or Hutton Locras, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Hutton Lowcross or Hutton Locras, a township in Guisbrough parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 1½ mile SW of Guis-brongh station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Guisbrough. Acreage, 1569; population, 250. A lazar hospital was founded here by William de Bemaldby and given to Guisbrough Priory. A Cistercian nunnery also was founded here by Ralph de Neville, but was later removed to Nunthorpe, and substructions have been ploughed up at different times. The ham-pits of an ancient British village likewise are here, from 8 to 12 feet deep, from 60 to 100 yards in circumference, and extending in irregular lines for about 2 miles.

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 parishGuisborough 
Poor Law unionGuisborough 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hutton Lowcross or Hutton Locras from the following:

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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