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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"SCAWTON, a parish in the wapentake of Rydale; 5 miles WSW. of Helmsley. Here is an ancient church (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St. Mary, in the patronage of Mr. Worsley, of which the Rev. John Oxlee, is the rector. Pop. 154."

"COLD CAM, 2 farm houses in the township of Byland-Membris and parish of Scawton, wapentake of Rydale; 1¼ miles SSW. of Scawton, 6 miles WSW. of Helmsley."

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


  • Haydn Scott has transcribed the following population censuses for Scawton:
    • 1841 with considerable additional information. This file is in Acrobat format.
    • 1871. This file is in Acrobat format.
    • 1851
    • 1901



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