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Over Silton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Silton, Over, a township and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 6¼ miles E by N of Northallerton railway station. Acreage, 1235; population, 42. The parish contains also Kepwick township. Post town, Northallerton; money order and telegraph office, Osmotherley. Population of the ecclesiastical parish, 230. About one-third of the land is moor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £83. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, in the Early English and Norman styles, and consists of chancel, nave, and turret.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

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


Land and Property

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


Online maps of Over Silton 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:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO7
Post TownThirsk