Layton, East

LAYTON, EAST, a township, in the parish of Stanwick St. John, union of Richmond, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 10 miles (E. N. E.) from Darlington; containing 117 inhabitants. The township comprises by computation 1010 acres of land: the village is situated on the crown of a fertile eminence commanding extensive views. The clergymen of the adjoining parishes officiate here by turns in a small chapel.

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

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