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Pockley, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Pockley, a township in Helmsley parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on a branch of the river Rye, 2 miles NE of Helmsley, and 2¾ from Helmsley station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order office, Nawton; telegraph office, Helmsley. Acreage, 3440; population, 209. The Earl of Feversham is lord of the manor. The church is a chapel of ease to the parish. church of Helmsley. It has been rebuilt, and a turret for four bells and a chancel added, with Early English windows and arch inserted into the formerly somewhat barn-like structure. In olden times there was a chantry and a manor house-the chantry serving the people when unable to get to Helmsley when the river Riccall was in flood. There is 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 
Civil parishHelmsley 
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