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Startforth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Startforth, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Tees, 1 mile S of Barnard Castle station on the N.E.R., and 15 miles from Darlington. It comprises Bridge End. Acreage, 1010; population, 535; of the ecclesiastical parish, 731. The parish includes two other townships-Boldron and Egglestone Abbey. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Barnard Castle. There are mills for the manufacture of shoemakers', saddlers', and harness makers' thread. Startforth Hall and Low Startforth Hall are chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £159 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Lonsdale. The church is in the Early Decorated style, and was rebuilt in 1863. It consists of chancel, nave, and western tower with spire.

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 parishStartforth Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionTeesdale 

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

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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