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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"GREAT SMEATON, a parish partly in the wapentake of ALLERTONSHIRE, and partly in the eastern division of that of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles N.W. from North Allerton, containing, with the township of Hornby, 488 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Richmond (with the perpetual curacy of Appleton upotv Wisk in that of Cleveland), and diocese of Chester, rated in the Icing's books at 13. 13. 4., and in the patronage of Henry Hewgill, Esq. The river Wisk runs through the parish, and the Tees flows along the northern side of it."

"HORNBY, a township in that part of the parish of GREAT-SMEATON, which is in the wapentake of ALLERTONSHIRE, North riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles N. from North Allerton, containing 238 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."

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

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