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Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: GREAT SMEATON.     Church dedication: PATRON SAINT NOT KNOWN.     Church type: Rectory in charge.

Area, 3,750 acres. Gilling East and Allertonshire wapentakes. -Population, 510 *1; Church-room, 175 ; Net value, with Appleton upon Wiske, £472 -The Church was given, by Hardwin des Escalliers, to the Abbey of St. Mary, in York.

Patron, H. Hewgill, Esq.

Valued in. the King's Books, at £13. 13s. 4d.

The glebe house is fit for residence.

The Register Books commence in 1650; part defective.

Mrs. Morton Middleton's charity, by will, in 1734. Interest of £20, among the poor of Appleton township. -Vide 7th Report, page 613.

Torre's MS., page 1677. Nonae Roll, page 234. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Smidetune), pages 10. 27. 95. 132. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 247.

*1 Viz. Great Smeaton, 248; Hornby, 262; exclusive of Barton.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.