The Ancient Parish of THORNTON STEWARD
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"THORNTON STEWARD, a parish in the wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3 miles E. of Middleham. The church is a neat Gothic structure, dedicated to St. Oswald; the living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the Bishop of Chester. This village is pleasantly situated in Wensleydale, on the north side of the river Ure. In 1815, there was erected, by George Horn, Esq. of this place, a neat school house, endowed with £10. per annum, for the education of the poor children belonging to the parish. Pop. 265."
"DANBY, in the parish of Thornton Steward, wapentake of Hang West; 1½ miles NW. of Thornton Steward, 2 miles E. of Middleham. Danby hall is an extensive stone building apparently of great antiquity."
"DANBY HALL, (the seat of Simon Thomas Scrope, Esq.) in the township and parish of Thornton-Steward; 1¼ miles WNW. of Thornton Steward, 2 miles from Middleham, 4½ from Leyburn.
The Scropes of Danby have survived every other branch of that illustrious name. -Whitaker"
- Please see Christine Amsden's Census pages for the following Census transcriptions:
- Thornton Steward: 1841, 1901
- Transcript of the entry for Thornton Steward in the "Collections relative to Churches and Chapels".
- There is further information about this parish from the National Gazetteer 1868, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835, Yorkshire extracts.
- There is further information about this parish from the Bulmer's 1890 History and Directory of the North Riding.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Thornton Steward to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SE178861 (Lat/Lon: 54.270248, -1.728185), Thornton Steward which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The World War I Roll of Honour in St. Oswald's Church, Thornton Steward.
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