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Preston, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Preston, a village and a township in Wensley parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 2 miles W of Leyburn station on the N.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Leyburn. Acreage, 2577; population, 298. Lord Bolton is lord of the manor and principal landowner. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a building used for church services.

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

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Civil parishWensley 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeHang-West 

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


Church Records

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1866-19141872-19201559-18371559-1947

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Preston from the following:


Land and Property

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


Maps

Online maps of Preston 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:

DistrictNorth Tyneside
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtNE29
Post TownNorth Shields