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Nunthorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Nunthorpe, a village and a township-chapelry in Ayton parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the Guisbrough branch of the Stockton and Darlington railway, 3½ miles NNE of Stokesley. There is a station with telegraph on the railway, and a post office (R.S.O.); money order office, Great Ayton. Acreage of township, 1427; population, 135. The manor, with Nunthorpe Hall, belongs to the Wilson family. Grey Towers is a chief residence. A Cistercian nunnery was removed hither from Hutton about 1160, and gave rise to the name Nunthorpe. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York; net value, £32. The church was rebuilt in 1824, and is a small building in the Gothic style.

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 parishGreat Ayton 
Poor Law unionStokesley 

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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RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS7
Post TownMiddlesbrough