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Cleasby, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cleasby, a village, a township, and a parish in the N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Tees, and the borders of Durham, and 3 miles from Darlington station on the N.E.R., with a post office under Darlington; money order and telegraph office, Darlington. Acreage, 1201; population, 136. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Kipon; net value, £160 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ripon. A church was built here in the early part of the 18th century by a Bishop of London (Robinson), who was a native of Cleasby; but that edifice was replaced by the present structure in 1828, which was enlarged and much improved in 1894.

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 unionDarlington 

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 districtDL2
Post TownDarlington