Nunnington, North Riding of Yorkshire
Nunnington, a village and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Rye, 6 miles SE by S of Helmsley, is a pretty place, and has a station on a branch of the N.E.R. and a post office under York; money order and telegraph office, Hovingham. The parish comprises 2123 acres; population of the civil parish, 354; of the ecclesiastical, 269. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The manor belongs to the Rutson family, A nunnery stood early on a spot at the E end of the village. gave rise to the name Nunnington, and was dissolved about 1200. An old Tudor hall now occupies its site, was the residence of Viscount Preston, and belongs now to the Rutsons. Charming views are within the parish, and extensive ones are commanded from its higher grounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £273 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The chnrch, a stone structure in the Early English style, with an embattled western tower, was rebuilt in 1678 and thoroughly restored in 1884, and has some stained glass windows and monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an hospital, and a school founded in 1678.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Nunnington All Saints|
|Poor Law union||Helmsley|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Nunnington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Nunnington (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 Nunnington 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: