Crakehall

CRAKEHALL, a township, in the parish and union of Bedale, wapentake of Hang-East, N. riding of York, 1¾ mile (N. W. by W.) from Bedale; containing, with Rands-Grange, 576 inhabitants. The village forms a spacious quadrangle, inclosing an extensive and pleasant green ornamented with stately trees; on which stands a district church, built by subscription in 1839, at the cost of £1000, of which sum £300 were contributed by the Church Building and Ripon Diocesan Societies. The living is in the gift of the Rector of Bedale: the district assigned includes Crakehall, Langthorne, and East Brompton. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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