Manfield (All Saints)

MANFIELD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Darlington, partly in the wapentake of Gilling-West, but chiefly in that of Gilling-East, N. riding of York, 5 miles (W. by S.) from Darlington; containing with the township of Cliffe, 474 inhabitants, of whom 420 are in the township of Manfield. The parish is bounded on the north by the Tees, and comprises 3454a. 12p., of which 2173 acres are arable, 1195 pasture, and 86 woodland; the surface is undulated, the scenery picturesque, and towards the river the soil is rich and productive, The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6. 1. 3., and in the patronage of the Crown; income, £466. The great tithes have been commuted for £35, and the small for £283: the vicar has a glebe of 105 acres. The church is a handsome ancient structure, with a fine square tower. There is a national school with an endowment of £12 a year.

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

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