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Swainby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Swainby, a village in Whorlton township, N.R. Yorkshire, near the Cleveland Hills, 5½ miles SW of Stokesley, and 2 from Potto station on the N.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Northallerton; telegraph office, Hutton Rudby. There are Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan chapels, and ironstone mines which are not at present worked.

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 
Civil parishWhorlton 
Poor Law unionStokesley 

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

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 districtDL6
Post TownNorthallerton