Easby-in-Cleveland

EASBY-in-Cleveland, a township, in the parish and union of Stokesley, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 3 miles (E. by N.) from Stokesley; containing 144 inhabitants. At the time of the Domesday survey this place was a demesne of the crown; it was shortly afterwards granted to the Balliols, and from them came to the Eures, who continued lords for several generations, and from whom the estate passed to the family of Kay, &c. The township is situated in the eastern part of the parish, upon a branch of the river Leven, and on the road from Whitby, through Kildale, to Stokesley; and comprises 1241 acres, of which 200 are waste: the vale in which it stands is pleasingly wooded. The tithes have been commuted for £177. At the south end of the village was once a chapel, of which mention occurs in 1349.

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

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