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Nawton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Nawton, a village and a township in Kirkdale parish, N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands 2½ miles ENE of Helmsley, with a station on the N.E.R., and a post and money order office (R.S.O.); telegraph office, Helmsley. The township comprises 1191 acres; population, 336. The manor belongs to the Frank family. Nawton Tower is a castellated mansion, stands on a rising ground, commands extensive views, is the property of the Earl of Feversham, and is now used as a shooting box. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels and an endowed school.

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 
Civil parishKirkdale 
Poor Law unionHelmsley 

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

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 districtYO62
Post TownYork