Crambe (St. Michael)

CRAMBE (St. Michael), a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Bulmer, N. riding of York; containing, with the townships of Barton-le-Willows and Whitwell-on-the-Hill, 610 inhabitants, of whom 191 are in the township of Crambe, 1 mile (S. E.) from Whitwell. The parish is bounded by the river Derwent on the east, and situated one mile from the York and Scarborough turnpike-road. It comprises 4000 acres, of which the portions of arable, and of meadow and woodland, are nearly equal; the soil is generally rich, the surface undulated, and the scenery very pleasing. Stone is quarried for building purposes and for burning into lime. The river is crossed by a stone bridge of three arches. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £9. 1. 8.; patron and appropriator, the Archbishop of York. The great tithes of Crambe and Barton have been commuted for £343, and the small for £211; the vicar has a glebe of 39 acres. The church is an ancient structure with a tower, and containing a handsome font. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

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

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