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Well, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Well, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire. The village lies 4½ miles S of Bedale station on the N.E.H., and has a post office under Bedale; money order and telegraph office, West Tanfield. Acreage of township, 1898; population, 334; of the ecclesiastical parish, 823. The parish contains also Snape township. Thorp Perrow is the seat of the baronet family of Millbank, who are lords of the manor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; gross value, £316 with residence. The church was restored in 1854. It is in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S chapel, N porcli, and a lofty western tower, and contains several memorial windows. There are a Wesleyan chape], an endowed school with £58 per annum, and an ancient hospital for sixteen persons.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWell St. James 
Poor Law unionBedale 
RidingNorth 
WapentakeHang-East 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Well:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1563-19101654-19201558-19301558-1910

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Well from the following:


Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for the North Riding of Yorkshire is available to browse.


Maps

Online maps of Well are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

DistrictHambleton
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL8