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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"CLEASBY, a parish in the eastern division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles S.W. from Darlington, containing 147 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with 35 per annum private benefaction, and 20'0 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Ripon. The church is a mean, low, and narrow structure, rebuilt, together with the parsonagehouse, by Dr. John Robinson, a native of this parish, Bishop of London, and one of the plenipotentiaries at the treaty of Utrecht. He also founded a school for six poor boys, in 1723, and endowed it with sixteen acres of land, of which the Dean and Chapter of Ripon are; visitors. The river Tees flows past the village."

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

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