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Scawton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Scawton, a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, 6 miles N of Coxwold station on the N.E.R., and 5 W of Helmsley. Post town, Thirsk; money order and telegraph office, Helmsley. Acreage of parish, 2876; population, 119; of the ecclesiastical parish, 262. The manor belongs to the Bolckow family. The living is a rectory, with Cold Kirby annexed, in the diocese of York; net value, £100 with residence. The church was built in 1146 as a chapel of ease to Byland Abbey, and is in a dilapidated condition.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishScawton St. Mary 
Poor Law unionHelmsley 

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 Scawton from the following:

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

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO7
Post TownThirsk