North Newbald, Yorkshire, England. Geographical and Historical information from 1868.


Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"NORTH NEWBALD, a parish in the liberty of St. Peter's, though locally in the Hunsley-Beacon division of the wapentake of Harthill, East Riding county York, 3½f miles N.W. of South Cave, and 4 S.E. of Market-Weighton. Brough is its post town. The village, which is large, is wholly agricultural. The soil is of a light nature, with a subsoil of chalk, and in the lower parts sandy. The parish comprises the two townships of North and South Newbald. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of York, value £300, in the patronage of the archbishop. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is an ancient cruciform structure with an embattled and pinnacled tower rising from the intersection. The windows are of a fine description, and the font is curiously carved. The parochial charities produce about £107 per annum, of which £100 was bequeathed by William Still in 1728, and is divided annually on the 1st January among twenty poor families that have not been relieved by the parish. There is a village school, also a free school, erected and endowed in 1846 by J. Clough, Esq., who is the lord of the manor and chief landowner. The Wesleyans, Independents, and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
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