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Scruton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Scruton, a village and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village lies 3½ miles NE of Bedale, with a station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Bedale; money order office, Leeming Bar; telegraph office, Kirby Fleetham. The parish comprises 2115 acres; population, 383. There is a parish council of five members. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £440 with residence. The church is ancient, was restored in 1865, and consists of chancel, nave, aisles, and embattled tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 parishScruton St. Radegund 
Poor Law unionBedale 

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 Scruton 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 Scruton 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 districtDL7
Post TownNorthallerton