Thornton Watlass, North Riding of Yorkshire
Thornton Watlass, a township and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The township lies 3 miles SW of Bedale railway station, and 4 from Masham, and has a post office under Bedale; money order and telegraph office, Bedale. Acreage of the township, 1482; population, 181; of the ecclesiastical parish, 374. The parish comprises also the townships of Thirn, Rookwith, and Clifton-upon-Yore. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £390 with residence. The church, except the tower, was rebuilt in 1867, and consists of chancel, nave, transepts, and aisle.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Thornton-Watlass St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Bedale|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Thornton Watlass:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Thornton Watlass from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Thornton-Watlass (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Thornton Watlass are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online: