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WYCLIFFE:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"WYCLIFFE, a parish in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles E.N.E. from Greta-Bridge, containing, with the township of Thorpe, 152 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at 14. 12. 1., and in the patronage of T. E. Headlam, Esq. The church was rebuilt in the reign of Edward III. This is said to be the birthplace of Wickliffe, the Reformer; though some affirm that he was born at Spreswell, near Richmond, which is only a few miles hence."


"THORPE, a township in the parish of WYCLIFFE, western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 1 mile E.N.E. from Greta-Bridge. The population is returned with the parish. This township is situated on the banks of the Tees; there is a private Roman Catholic chapel."

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


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