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Kelly's Directory of the North and East Ridings of Yorkshire (3rd edition), 1879

TERRINGTON is a township, pleasant village and parish 8 miles west from Malton, 15 north-east from York, 4 north from Hovingham station, 5 from Castle Howard station, and 6 north from Barton Hill station, in the Bulmer wapentake, Malton union and county court district, Easingwold rural deanery, Cleveland archdeaconry and York diocese.

The church of All Saints is an ancient stone building in the Norman style, with some interesting remains of Saxon; it has a chancel, nave, aisles, transept, tower with 3 bells, porch, and contains some brasses, a few ancient monuments and old register chest, reredos and organ; it was restored in 1870. The register dates from the year 1600. The living is a rectory, yearly value, about £500, with residence, in the gift of and held by the Rev. Samuel Wimbush, M.A. of Brasenose College, Oxford; the rectory is a handsome stone building at the east end of the village.

There are chapels for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. There are charities of £9 yearly value. Here is a stone quarry. Cliff House is the residence and property of Mrs. Worsley. Terrington Hall is a good residence, the seat of Col. Thompson, J.P. The Earl of Carlisle is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is mixed; the subsoil is clayey and limestone. The chief crops are corn and potatoes. The acreage of the township is 2,930, including Wiganthorpe and Mowthorpe; rateable value, £3,879; and the population in 1871 was—of the township 620; and that of the entire parish, 733; the acreage of the parish is 3,630.

Parish Clerk, William Goodwill.

WIGANTHORPE is a hamlet I mile north. The Hall, a brick building with stone dressing, is situated on rising ground, in a well wooded park of 100 acres; it is the property of William Garforth, esq. and occupied by Isaac Holden, esq. J.P.

MOWTHORPE is a hamlet of 3 scattered farmhouses, from1 to 1½ mile south-east.

Ganthorpe is a small township in the parish of Terrington, on the west side of Castle Howard park, 6½ miles south-west from Malton and 1 mile east from its parish church. There is a small dame school supported by the Earl of. Carlisle, who is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The area is 700 acres; rateable value, £615; and the population in 1871 was 113.

POST OFFICE.—Mrs. Ursula Dobson, receiver. Letters arrive from York at 7.40 a.m.; dispatched 5.25 p.m. The nearest money order offices are at Hovingham & Welburn.

Parochial School, Terrington, Henry Bell, master; Miss Eliza Smith, assistant mistress
School, Ganthorpe, Mrs. Holden, mistress

MALTON—William Lacy & George Calvert, saturday
YORK—John Holliday & John Rhodes, saturday

Transcribed by Keith Adkins.

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