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The Ancient Parish of CROFT ON TEES

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"CROFT ON TEES, a parish in the wapentake of Gilling East, and liberty of Richmondshire (a seat of William Chaytor, Esq.) ; 4 miles S. of Darlington. The church which is dedicated to St. Peter, is a very ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), and the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the king, of which the Rev. James Dalton, is the incumbent. In the church is an altar-tomb to one of the Milbanks, of Halnaby, and another to the Clavereux, ancestors of the Chaytors. Population 368." (There is further information for Croft On Tees).


"BORNESSES, in the parish of Croft on Tees, and wapentake of Gilling East; 7 miles NE. of Richmond."


"DALTON ON TEES, in the parish of Croft on Tees, wapentake of Gilling East, and liberty of St. Peter; 1 mile SE. of Croft on Tees, 10 miles NE. of Richmond. Pop. 167."


"HALNABY, in the parish of Croft on Tees, wapentake of Gilling East, and liberty of Richmondshire; 2½ miles SW. of Croft on Tees, 7 miles NE. of Richmond. The residence of John Peniston Milbanke, Esq. of Halnaby hall."


"JOLBY, (now Jolby Manor), a farm house and mill, in the township and parish of Croft on Tees; 2 miles W. of Croft on Tees, 3 from Darlington, (Dur.)"


"PLANTATION, a public house in the township of Dalton, and parish of Croft on Tees; 6 miles from Darlington, (Dur.) 10 from Northallerton."


"STAPLETON, in the parishes of Stanwick Saint John and Croft on Tees, and waps. of Gilling East and West; 2¼ miles NW. of Croft on Tees, 11 miles NE. of Richmond. Pop. 113."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. 2010]

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