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Snainton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Snainton, a village, a township, and a parochial chapelry in Brompton parish, N.R. Yorkshire, with a station on the N.E.R., 9 miles SW by W of Scarborough. There is a post and money order office under York; telegraph office, railway station. Acreage, 4836; population, 707. The chapelry is annexed to Brompton. The church was rebuilt in 1836, and stands on the site of one built in Saxon times, the only remains of which are an Early Norman arch and font. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel, and a new Wesleyan chapel was built in 1895.

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 parishEbberston 
Poor Law unionScarborough 

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 Snainton 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

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO13
Post TownScarborough