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Snape, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Snape, a village and a township in Well parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 3 miles S of Bedale station on the Hawes branch of the N.E.R. The township contains the hamlet of Langwith, and has a post office under Bedale; money order and telegraph office, Bedale. Acreage, 47 91; population, 489. The manor belongs to the baronet family of Milbank. Snape Castle belonged anciently to the Fitz-Randolphs and the Nevilles; was rebuilt about the time of Henry VI. by the Latimers, and now is partly a chapel of ease and partly a ruin, with the exception of the front, which is divided into private residences. There is a Wesleyan chapel in the village.

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL8