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West Witton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Witton, West, a village and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, 4 miles WSW of Leybum station on the N.E.R., with a post office under Leyburn; money order and telegraph office, Leyburn. Acreage, 3874; population, 404. An ancient castle of Ralph Fitz-Randal was here, and has left some vestiges. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £108 with residence. Patron, Lord Bolton, who is lord of the manor. The church is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, N aisle, and western tower. 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 Witton:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1572-18691773-18121572-18461572-1898

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 Witton 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:

DistrictRichmondshire
CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Postal districtDL8