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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"AMPLEFORTH, (or Ampleford), a parish partly in the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, East riding, and partly in the wapentake of BIRDFORTH, but chiefly hithe wapentake of RYEDALE, North riding, of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Ampleforth and Kirk-Oswald-quarter, and containing 582 inhabitants, of which number, 214 are in the township of Ampleforth, in. the last-named division of the county, 4 miles S.S.W. from Helmsley. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Prebendary of Ampleforth in the Cathedral Church of York, rated in the king's books at 4. 6. 5. The church is dedicated to St. Hilda. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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