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The Ancient Parish of STANWICK SAINT JOHN

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"STANWICK SAINT JOHN, a parish in the wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 8 miles N. of Richmond. Lord Prudhoe, brother to the Duke of Northumberland, has a seat here, situated in a finely wooded park, well stocked with deer. In the park are the remains of some Roman intrenchments. The church is a very ancient stone building, dedicated to St. John (see Churches for photograph), and in it are two remarkably handsome marble full length figures, to the memory of Sir Hugh and Lady Smithson, formerly of Stanwick hall, from whom it has descended to the present proprietor. The patronage of the living is in John Wharton, Esq. M. P. the Rev. William Wharton is the vicar, and the Rev. R. M. Atkinson, A. M. curate. Pop. 59." (There is further information for Stanwick Saint John).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Aldbrough St John
  • Caldwell
  • East Layton
  • Foxberry
  • Graystone
  • High Close House
  • Lane End
  • Lucy Cross
  • Moor Row
  • Stapleton

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


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