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Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Dishforth, a village and a township-chapelry in the N.R. Yorkshire. The township is in Topcliffe parish, lies 2 miles from Topcliffe, and 4 from Boroughbridge station on the N.E.R., and has a post and money order office under Thirsk; telegraph office, Topcliffe. Acreage, 1765; population, 314. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of York; net value, £75 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Topcliffe. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.

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 parishTopcliffe 
Poor Law unionGreat Ouseburn 

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 districtYO7
Post TownThirsk