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Strensall, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Strensall, a village and a parish in N. R Yorkshire, on the river Foss and the York and Scarborough railway, 6½ miles NNE of York. There is a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under York. Acreage, 2909; population of the civil parish, 470; of the ecclesiastical, 544. There is a parish council of five members and a chairman. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £186 with residence. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church was rebuilt in 1866, and is in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, S porch, and western tower with spire. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels. On the south-eastern side of the village was formerly an open common of 3 to 4 square miles in extent. This is now occupied by the War Department as a military camp, in which during the summer months most of the troops in the north-eastern district assemble for training.

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 parishStrensall St. Mary 

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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.

Newspapers and Periodicals

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