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Whenby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Whenby, a village and a parish in N.R. Yorkshire, 5 miles from Flaxton station on the N.E.R. and 13 from York. Post town, York; money order office, Sheriff Hutton; telegraph office, Flaxton. Acreage, 1042; population, 97. The manor belongs to the Fitzwilliam family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; net value, £100 with residence. The church is an ancient building in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, N aisle, and western tower, and was restored in 1871.

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


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

Ancient CountyYorkshire 
Ecclesiastical parishWhenby St. Martin 
Poor Law unionEasingwould 

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

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO61
Post TownYork