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Yafforth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Yafforth, a village, a township, and a chapelry in Danby Wiske parish, N.R. Yorkshire, 1½ mile W of Northallerton station on the N.E.R. Post town, Northallerton; money order and telegraph office, Northallerton. Acreage, 1327; population, 151. The chapelry belongs to the rectory of Danby Wiske. The church was rebuilt in 1870, is in the Early English style, and consists of chancel, nave, S porch, and western tower. There is a Free Methodist chapel.

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 parishDanby Wisk 
Poor Law unionNorthallerton 

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.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtDL7
Post TownNorthallerton