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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

Administration

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 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeGilling-West 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Manfield:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1613-19151754-19301637-19301600-1812

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Manfield from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Manfield are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

DistrictRichmondshire
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL2
Post TownDarlington