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Scorton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Scorton, a village and a township in Bolton-upon-Swale parish, N.R. Yorkshire. The village lies 5 miles E of Richmond, is a seat of petty sessions, and has a station on the N.E.R., and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Darlington. The township comprises 2751 acres; population, 515. There is an endowed grammar school with £200 a year, founded in 1720 and reopened in 1883. There are a working-men's club and institute and a library.

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

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Scorton 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:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL10
Post TownRichmond