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Whitwell on the Hill, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Whitwell-on-the-Hill, a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, 6 miles SW of New Malton, and half a mile from Kirkham Abbey station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under York; money order and telegraph office, Kirkham Abbey. Acreage, 1574; population, 213. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York; gross value, £184. The church was built in 1860, and consists of chancel, nave, and tower with spire. There are reading-rooms and library, opened in 1890, and a convalescent home. The Lechmere family are lords of the manor.

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 
Civil parishCrambe 
Poor Law unionMalton 

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

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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

Newspapers and Periodicals

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