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Sneaton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Sneaton, a parish, with a village, in N.R. Yorkshire, 1½ mile SSE of Ruswarp railway station, and 2½ S by W of Whitby. It has a post office under Whitby; money order and telegraph office, Ruswarp. It comprises Sneaton Thorpe. Acreage, 4851; population, 218. The manor belongs to the Richardson family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; gross value, £290 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is in the Early Gothic style.

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 
Poor Law unionWhitby 

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO22
Post TownWhitby