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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"CRAYKE, a parish in the south-western division of STOCKTON ward, county palatine of DURHAM, though locally in the wapentake of Buhner, North riding of the county of York, 3 miles N.E. from Easingwold, containing 538 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of Durham, rated in the king's books at 10, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Durham. The church is dedicated to St. Cuthbert. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A school is supported by charitable donations amounting to about 4. 10. per annum. Egfrid, King of Northumberland, in 685, gave this place, with land extending three miles round it, to St. Cuthbert, the founder of a monastery here, every vestige of which has for ages been removed. There are remains of a rastle of remote and uncertain date, converted into a farm-house."

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

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