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Thornton Steward, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Thornton Steward, a village and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Ure, 2 miles S of Finghall Lane railway station, and 6½ WSW of Bedale. There is a post and money order office under Bedale; telegraph office, Newton-le-Willows. Acreage, 2398; population, 240. The parish comprises The hamlet of Danby. Danby Hall is a chief residence. The manor belongs to Lord Bolton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £190 with residence. Patron, the Bishop. The church is an old stone building, consisting of chancel, nave, and bell-turret. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed school.

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 parishThornton-Steward St. Oswald 
Poor Law unionLeyburn 

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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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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtHG4
Post TownRipon