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CRATHORNE:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"CRATHORNE, a parish in the western division of the liberty of LANGBAURGH, North riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles S.S.E. from Yarm, containing 330 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at 10. 11.10., and in the patronage of Godfrey Wentworth and Robert Chaloner, Esqrs. The church, Dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure; in the chancel is the figure of an armed knight lying crosslegged, with the arms of Crathorne on the shield, and near it is a mural monument of a member of the same family. There are places of worship for Primitive Methodists and Roman Catholics. Thomas Baxter, in 1769, gave 100, now producing, with other subscriptions., 13. 6. per annum, which is applied to the education of twenty poor children. Here are a linen-manufactory and an extensive bleaching-ground. At a short distance from the village is a mineral spring."

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


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