Levisham, North Riding of Yorkshire
Levisham, a village, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the York and Whitby railway, 6 miles NNE of Pickering. It has a station on the railway, and its post town, money order, and telegraph office is Pickering. Acreage of the civil parish, 2975; population, 116; of the ecclesiastical, 114. The manor belongs to the Wimbush family. Levisham Bottoms are a cultivated and well-wooded vale, traversed by the railway, and interesting to geologists. "The sections of strata about the Levisham station," says Professor Phillips, " are very instructive parts of the peculiar oolitic coalfield, showing, in downward order, the coralline oolite, calcareous grit, Oxford clay, Kelloway's rock, corn-brash, sandstones and shales, with plants, marks of coal. and granular ironstone of great richness, in thin irregular beds and nodules." Limestone and freestone are quarried. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £128 with residence. The church is small and was rebuilt in 1804. A chapel of ease was erected in 1884.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Levisham from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Levisham)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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