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Raskelf, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Raskelf, a village, a township, and an ecclesiastical parish in Easingwold parish, N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands half a mile W of the N.E.R., and 2½ miles WNW of Easingwold. It has a station on the railway and a post office under Easingwold; money order and telegraph office, Easingwold. The township comprises 4281 acres; population, 489. It has a parish council consisting of five members, and also sends two members to the Easingwold district council. The manor belongs to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Bricks and tiles are made. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £250 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Chester. The church is in the Transition Norman and Decorated styles, with a curious wooden tower, and was rebuilt in 1879. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a reading-room and library.

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 parishEasingwould 
Poor Law unionEasingwould 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO61
Post TownYork