Topcliffe, North Riding of Yorkshire
Topcliffe, a village, a township, and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Swale, 2½ miles SSE of the Ripon and Thirsk railway, and 4½ SSW of Thirsk. It has a station on the railway, a post, money order, and telegraph office under Thirsk, and an annual fair for horses, cattle, and sheep. The township comprises 4204 acres; population, 593; of ecclesiastical parish, 1429. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The parish contains eleven other townships. Lord Leconfield is lord of the manor. The living is a vicarage, with Dalton annexed, in the diocese of York; net value, £400 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of York. The church was rebuilt in 1858, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, and embattled western tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and an endowed grammar school.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Topcliffe St. Columb|
|Poor Law union||Thirsk|
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 Topcliffe:
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Topcliffe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Topcliffe (St. Columb))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Topcliffe 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: