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CROFT ON TEES:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"CROFT ON TEES, a parish in the wapentake of East Gilling, in the North Riding of the county of York, 3 miles S. of Darlington, and 15 from Leeds. It is situated on the river Tees, and has a railway station on the Great Northern line, with which the town is connected by a short branch line. The parish contains Halnaby, Dalton, Great Smeaton, and Stapleton. The village or town of Croft has a good sulphur spa, and is visited in summer as a watering-place. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ripon, value 825, in the patronage of the crown. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is an old stone edifice, and contains tombs of the Clervaux family. The charities amount to 10 per annum. Sir W. Chaytor, Bart., of Croft Hall, is lord of the manor."


"DALTON UPON TEES, a township in the parish of Croft on Tees, wapentake of East Gilling, in the North Riding of the county of York, 4 miles S. of Darlington, and 1 mile from Croft station on the Great Northern railway. The Dean and Chapter of York are lords of the manor."


"HALNABY, a hamlet in the township and parish of Croft on Tees, North Riding county York, 6 miles N.E. of Richmond. The principal residence is Halnaby Hall."


"STAPLETON, a township in the parishes of Barton and Croft-on-Tees, wapentake of East Gilling, North Riding county York, 2 miles S.W. of Darlington, and 3 N.E. of Barton. It is situated on the river Tees, and gives name to the Stapyltons of Myton. R. Bower, Esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2003


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