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Manfield, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishManfield All Saints 
Poor Law unionDarlington 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington