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Stonegrave, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Stonegrave, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies under the Hambledon Hills, 1½ mile NW of Hovingham railway station, and 5¼ miles SE by S of Helmsley. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Oswaldkirk, under York. Acreage, 915; population, 124; of the ecclesiastical parish, 306. The parish contains the townships of Ness and East Newton-with-Laysthorpe. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York; net value, £501 with residence. Patron, the Crown. The church was mainly rebuilt in 1862, in the Decorated style, but retains portions of the previous structure, either Saxon or Early Norman. It consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and embattled western tower, and contains several ancient monuments.

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 unionHelmsley 

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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 districtYO62
Post TownYork