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West Tanfield, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Tanfield, West, a village and a parish in N. R Yorkshire, on the river Ure, 6 miles NW by N of Ripon, with a station on a branch of the N.E.R. There is a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bedale. The parish comprises the small villages of Bincoe, Nosterfield, and Thornbrough. Acreage, 3243 of land and 43 of water; population, 521. There is a parish council consisting of five members. An old seat of the Marmions is here, and a handsome bridge spans the Ure. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £346 with residence. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1860. It consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower, contains several stained windows and effigies of knights, and a small chamber in the chanceL There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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

Church Records

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

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1653-1713 1653-19291653-1985

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 West Tanfield 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 districtHG4
Post TownRipon