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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


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 

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

Church Records

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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.


Online maps of Preston are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictNorth Tyneside
RegionNorth East
Postal districtNE29
Post TownNorth Shields