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Ravensworth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Ravensworth, a village and a township in Kirkby Ravensworth parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles NNW of Richmond. There is a post and money order office under Richmond; telegraph office, Richmond. Acreage, 1722; population, 254. The manor belongs to the Cradock family. A castle stood here before the Norman Conquest, was renovated or rebuilt as the residence of the Fitz-Hughes, and is now represented by some small remains.

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 parishKirkby Ravensworth 
Poor Law unionRichmond 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeGilling-West 

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


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Ravensworth 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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictRichmondshire
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL11
Post TownRichmond