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Spennithorne, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Spennithorne, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Ure, 2 miles SE by E of Leyburn, and has a station on the N.E.R., and a post office under Leyburn; money order and telegraph office, Leyburn. Acreage of the township, 1310; population, 197; of the ecclesiastical parish, 368. Bricks are made. The parish also comprises the townships of Harmby and Bellerby. .Spennithorne Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £389 with residence. The church, which is ancient and in the Norman style of architecture, was restored in 1872. It consists of nave, aisles, and an embattled western tower. Hutchinson the Hebraist was a native.

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 parishSpennithorne St. Michael 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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