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Marrick, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Marrick, a village and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Swale, 6½ miles WSW of fiichmond railway station, and has a post office under Richmond; money order and telegraph office, Reeth. The parish contains also the hamlet of Hurst. Acreage, 6206; population, 246. The lead mines at Hurst, which are supposed to be the oldest in the country, are no longer worked. The manor belongs to the Morley family. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here in 1165 by Roger de Aske; had seventeen nuns at the dissolution; and has left the nave of its church and several detached portions of other buildings, with architectural features of considerable interest. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £120 with residence. The church is the nave of the old nunnery church, has a tower, and is in good condition. There is a chapel of ease in connection with the parish church of St Andrew. There is also a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishMarrick St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionRichmond 

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 districtDL11
Post TownRichmond