The Ancient Parish of UPLEATHAM
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"UPLEATHAM, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Langbargh; 3 miles NNE. of
Guisborough. This village consists of a few houses, scattered irregularly on the
southern declivity of a hill, and commands a pleasing view of Skelton castle,
and the beautiful vale below. The hall is a neat and modern mansion, facing to
the south and west, and sheltered on the east with thriving plantations; the
rising grounds on the north are ornamented with clumps of trees, and the
surrounding scenery presents a charming aspect of tranquillity and retirement.
The chapel is a small ancient edifice (see Churches for photograph), in the patronage of the Archbishop of
York, and the Rev. T. P. Williamson is the perpetual curate. It was anciently a
chapel under Guisborough, possessing parochial rights, till its augmentation by
Queen Anne's bounty, when it became a perpetual curacy. Robert de Brus gave it
to the priory there. There is also here a small Methodist chapel. Pop. 239."
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]
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- Here are photographs of the Churches in the parish:
The ancient Chapel, Upleatham, view 1.
The ancient Chapel, Upleatham, view 2.
The ancient Chapel, Upleatham, showing ruins.
The 'New' Church (now a private house), Upleatham, view 1.
The 'New' Church, Upleatham, view 2.
The Methodist Church, Upleatham.
- In 1867, the new parish of Redcar was carved out
of the parishes of Marske by the Sea and Upleatham. See
- This parish is covered by the following Society:
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