Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ESCRICK

ESCRICK, a township, a parish, and a sub-district, in York district, E. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Ouse, 4½ miles ESE of Copmanthorpe r. station, and 7 SSE of York; and has a post office under York. Acres, 4, 120. Real property, £4, 913. Pop., 654. Houses, 128. The parish contains also the township of Deighton, and part of that of Naburn. Acres, exclusive of the Naburn portion, 6, 067. Real property, exclusive of Naburn, £7, 498. Pop. Of the whole, 1, 237. Houses, 234. The property is divided among three. Escrick Park belonged, in the time of James I., to Sir Thomas Knivet, the discoverer of the gunpowder plot, and gave him the title of Baron, on his being raised to the peerage; and it belongs now to Lord Wenlock. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £530.* Patron, Lord Wenlock. The church is recent.—The sub-district contains also another parish, and parts of three others. Acres, 18, 633. Pop., 2, 786. Houses, 553.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a township, a parish, and a sub-district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Escrick CP/AP       Escrick SubD       York PLU/RegD       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Escrick

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