Manfield, North Riding of Yorkshire
Manfield, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Tees atthe boundary with Durham, 2 miles SSE of Piercebridge railway station, and 4½ WSW of Darlington, and has a post office under Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Piercebridge. Acreage, 2918; population, 237. The parish contains also the township of Cliffe, and comprises 3625 acres; population, 292. The manor belongs to the Wilson family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £3 07 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is an ancient building, was restored at somewhat considerable cost in 1855, and has nave, aisles, and tower, a rich E window, a carved white stone font, a pulpit, and an organ. There is an endowed church school with about £30 a year.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Manfield All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Darlington|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Manfield:
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Manfield from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Manfield (All Saints))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Manfield are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: