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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"AMPLEFORTH, a parish in the wapentakes of Rydale and Birdforth, a part in the liberty of St. Peter's; 4 miles SSW. of Helmsley. The church is dedicated to St. Hilda (see Churches for photograph). The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Prebendary of York cathedral, incumbent the Rev. Anthony Germaine. Population in the parish of Ampleforth, wapentake of Birdforth, 192; in the wapentake of Rydale, 214; -total, 406."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]