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Appleton Wiske, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Appleton-Wiske or Appleton-upon-Wiske, a township and parochial chapelry in Great Smeaton parish, in the N.R. Yorkshire. The chapelry lies on the river Wiske, 3 miles NW of Welbury railway station, and 7½- NNE of Northallerton, under which it has a post office. Acreage, 1865; population, 294. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage, with Great Smeaton, in the diocese of Ripon; joint net value, £419. The church is very ancient, and was thoroughly repaired in 1875. There are chapels for Congregationalists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, and a mechanics' institute.

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 
Poor Law unionNorthallerton 

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Church Records

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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 districtDL6
Post TownNorthallerton