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EASBY: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"EASBY, a parish comprising the townships of Aske, Easby, and Skeeby, in the western, and the township of Brompton on Swale, in the eastern, division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, and containing 765 inhabitants, of which number, 105 are in the township of Easby, 1 mile E.S.E. from Richmond. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £2. 13. 4., endowed with £600 royal bounty, and £600 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to St. Agatha, stands at a considerable distance from the village, and existed prior to 1152. In this village, pleasantly situated on the banks of the Swale, was an abbey for Premonstratensian canons, founded about 1152, by Roald, constable of Richmond castle, and valued at the dissolution at £1 1 1 per annum; the remains are extensive, and rich in architectural decoration. Here is an hospital for four persons."


"ASKE, a township in that part of the parish of EASBY, which is in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, If mile N. from Richmond, containing 109 inhabitants."


"BROMPTON UPON SWALE, a township in that part of the parish of EASBY, which is in the eastern division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, If mile N.W. from Catterick, containing 388 inhabitants."


"SKEEBY, a township in that part of the parish of EASBY, which is in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles E.N.E. from Richmond, containing 163 inhabitants."

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


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