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Cropton, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Cropton, a village and a township in Middleton parish, N.R. Yorkshire, on the river Leven, 4¼ miles NW by N of Pickering station on the N.E.E. There is a post office under Pickering; money order and telegraph office, Appleton-le-Moors. Acreage, 4997; population, 322. The living is a chapelry in the diocese of York, united with the vicarage of Middleton. There are also Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and an endowed school. There are some ancient British earthworks at Hallgarth Hill, and traces of an ancient road. Keldy Castle, a small country seat, belongs to the Liddell family.

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 parishMiddleton 
Poor Law unionPickering 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in conjunction with various Archives, Local Studies, and Family History Societies have the following parish records online for Cropton:

1771-1915 1754-19301771-1922

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cropton from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Cropton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following North Riding newspapers online:

CountyNorth Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Postal districtYO18
Post TownPickering