Hawnby (All Saints)
HAWNBY (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Helmsley, wapentake of Birdforth, N. riding of York; containing, with the townships of Arden with Ardenside, Bilsdale-Westside, Dale-Town, and Smilesworth, 815 inhabitants, of whom 345 are in the township of Hawnby, 5 miles (N. W.) from Helmsley. This parish lies immediately under the eastern slope of Hambleton, and comprises by computation 22,660 acres, of which 7070 are in the township: the scenery is various, from the bleak moor to the picturesque vale. A thin seam of coal is found on the moor, but it is of little value except for burning lime; the body of Hambleton is of oolite limestone, and several of the adjoining hills are of gritstone. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 18. 6½., and in the patronage of W. Henry Frederick Cavendish, Esq., with a net income of £169. The church is ancient. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.