Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ACOMB

ACOMB, a township and a parish in York district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 2 miles W of York, and has a post office under that city. Acres, 1,440. Pop., 897. Houses, 195. The parish includes also most of the township of Knapton and part of the township of Drinkhouses, and is traversed by the North-eastern railway. Acres, 2,273. Real property, £5,361. Pop., 1,034. Houses, 226. The property is much sub divided. An eminence called Sivers' hill is traditionally said to have been the place where the body of the Emperor Severus was consumed to ashes. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £190. Patron, F. Barlow, Esq. The church is old, but good. There is a Wesleyan chapel. Charities, £12.


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

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Feature Description: "a township and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Acomb AP/CP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Acomb

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