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Thornton Dale

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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"THORNTON DALE, a parish in the wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 2½ miles E. of Pickering. There is here a Free School, built and endowed by Lady Lumley. with a salary of £40. per annum to the master, £10. to the usher, and £20. for every first sermon preached by any of the persons brought up at this school. There are also 12 charity homes. built and endowed by the same lady, for 12 poor persons, with £11. 10s. per annum each, appertaining to the following places, six to Sinnington, four to Thornton, one to Ellerburn, and one to Marton. The church here is dedicated to All Saints (see Churches for photograph); the living is a rectory, in the patronage of R. Hill, Esq. There are also chapels for the Methodists and the Primitive Methodists. Pop, 879."

"EAST MARISHES, a few farm houses in the township and parish of Thornton Dale, wapentake of Pickering-Lythe; 4 miles from Pickering."

"FARMANBY, a township in the parishes of Ellerburn and Thornton Dale, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 2 miles ESE. of Pickering. Pop. 403." - -(See Ellerburn for directory)

"HIGH DALBY, (and Low Dalby) 3 farm houses in the township and parish of Thornton Dale, wapentake and liberty of Pickering Lythe; 3¾ miles NNE. of Thornton Dale, 5 miles NE. of Pickering."

"NEWSTEAD GRANGE, a farm house in the township and parish of Thornton Dale; 2 miles S. of Thornton Dale, 5 miles from Pickering and Malton."

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



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