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Stanwick St John, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Stanwick St John, a township and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 4 miles S by W of Pierce Bridge railway station, and 7½ NNE of Richmond. Acreage, 1397; population, 112. The manor, with Stanwick Hall, belongs to the Northumberland family. The parish contains also the townships of Caldwell, East Layton, and Aldbrough, the last of which has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Darlington. The living is a vicarage with Aldbrough and Caldwell annexed, in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £220 with residence. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, was restored in 1868, and again in 1890, and consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower. There are chapels of ease at Aldbrough and Caldwell. Remains of very extensive entrenchments are found.

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 parishStanwick St. John St. John the Baptist 
Poor Law unionRichmond 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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