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MANFIELD:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"MANFIELD, a parish partly in the western, but chiefly in the eastern, division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles S.W. from Darlington, containing, with the township of Cliffe, 493 inhabitants. The living is a vicarage in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at 6. 1. 3., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a handsome ancient structure, with a fine tower. Here is a free school, with an endowment of 10 a year, payable out, of the income arising from the charity estate of the parish."


"CLIFFE, a township in that part of the parish of MANFIELD, which is in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.W. from Darlington, containing 53 inhabitants. There is a Roman Catholic chapel at Cliffe Hall."

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


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