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Eggleston Abbey Township, 1848

EGGLESTON-ABBEY, a township, in the parish of Rokeby, union of Teesdale, W. division of the wapentake of Gilling, N. riding of York, 1½ mile (S.E. by S.) from Barnard-Castle; containing 77 inhabitants. An abbey for Præmonstratensian canons, dedicated to St. Mary and St. John the Baptist, was founded about 1189, by Ralph de Multon; it was refounded in 1537, and at the Dissolution its revenue was estimated at £36. 8. 3. On elevated ground near the road side are considerable remains of the buildings; the abbey church, a cruciform structure with a noble window, being almost entire: from the bank on the opposite side of the river Tees, the view is very imposing.

Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.

Egglestone Abbey Rokeby Parish, 1848 Egglestone Abbey Civil Parish


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