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Barningham

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BARNINGHAM, a parish in the wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 9 miles NW. of Richmond. The church is an ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St. Michael, in the deanry of Richmond, diocese of Chester, and the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the King. Here is an endowed School, founded by Acklam Millbank, Esq., conducted on the National plan, endowed with £25. per annum, and which was rebuilt in 1820. Pop, 384."


"EAST HOPE, in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3 miles WNW. of Barningham, 6 miles S. of Barnard Castle. Population with West Hope, 44."


"EAST WOOD, (2005 - now Eastwood Hall) a single house in the township and parish of Barningham; 1¼ miles N. of Barningham, 1 mile from Gretabridge, 4 from Barnardcastle, (Dur)"


"RUTHERFORD, a hamlet in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West; 3½ miles WNW. of Barningham, 4½ miles S. of Barnard Castle."


"SCARGILL, 3 farm houses in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 2 miles W. of Barningham, 5 miles S. of Barnard Castle. Pop. 136."


"SPANHAM, a farm house in the township of Scargill, and parish of Barningham; 4¼ miles W. of Barningham, 4 miles from Gretabridge."


"WEST HOPE, in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3½ miles W. of Barningham, 6 miles S. of Barnard Castle. Population with East Hope, 44."

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

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    Names, Geographical

    • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
      • (NZ085101) Barningham Park
      • (NZ080124) Eastwood Hall
      • (NZ053107) Scargill Castle
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