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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"THORNTON DALE, a parish in the wapentake of PICKERING lythe, North riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Farmanby and Thornton-Dale, and containing 1282 inhabitants, of which number, 879 are in the township of Thornton-Dale, 2 miles S.E. from Pickering. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cleveland, and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at 20, and hi the patronage of R. Hill, Esq. The church is dedicated to All Saints. There is a place of worship forWesleyanMethodists. A free grammar school was endowed, in 1657, by Viscountess Lumley, who also erected twelve almshouses for as many poor people."

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

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