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Westerdale Parish (Guisborough), 1848

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.

WESTERDALE, a parish, in the union of Guisborough, E. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 7½ miles (S.S.E.) from Guisborough; containing 265 inhabitants. The parish comprises 15,930 acres, of which 14,000 are common or waste; it is in the district of Cleveland, in one of the wildest parts of which is the vale, pleasingly sequestered, and watered by the river Esk. The soil of the valley is in general dry; the crops are tolerably good, and numerous sheep are pastured upon the adjoining commons. The Yowards were anciently resident here, and possessed considerable property. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Stokesley: the tithes have been commuted for £250, and the glebe comprises 11 acres. The church was rebuilt in 1839, by the inhabitants, at a cost of £400, and contains 200 sittings. Some children are gratuitously instructed in a parochial school, for £15 a year, arising from bequests.

Guisborough Town Council Parts of Yorkshire now in County Durham, Cumbria, and Tees Valley
A topographical dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, 7th Ed., 1848
- A topographical dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships, and the islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man, with historical and statistical …

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