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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WHORLTON, a parish in the wapentake & liberty of Langbargh; 6 miles SW. of Stokesley. The church is an ancient structure, dedicated to the Holy Cross; the living is a perpetual curacy, of which the Marquis of Ailesbury, is the patron; the Rev. William Deason, the incumbent, and the Rev. Thomas, Brown, the officiating curate. Here are the remains of a castle supposed to have been erected about the time of Richard II. little now remains of the ancient fortress, except the lofty gateway tower, on which may yet be seen the arms of D'Arcy, Meynell, and Gray; who seem to have been successively lords of this mansion -Thomas, the son of Edward Bruce, of Kinlos, was created Lord Bruce, of Whorlton, by King Charles I. in whose reign this estate came into the possession of the ancestors of the Marquis of Ailesbury, the present possessor. The church is remarkable for a beautiful ivy tree, which extends its branches along the interior in a curious and ornamental manner, covering nearly the whole of the east window. Population, 583."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Faceby
  • Goulton
  • Heathwaite
  • Potto
  • Scarth Wood
  • Scarthnick
  • Scugdale
  • Shepherd Hill
  • Swainby
  • Trenholme
  • West Lees
[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. ©2010]



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  • Between 1823 and 1890, the chapelry of Faceby (in this parish) became a parish in its own right for all ecclesiastical and civil matters. See Faceby Parish.