Crayke  North Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Crayke like this:

CRAIKE, or Crayke, a parish in Easingwold district, N. R. Yorkshire; 2½ miles NE of Easingwold, and 3¾ SSW of Ampleforth r. station. It has a post office under Easingwold. Acres, 2, 779. Real property, £5, 002. Pop., 585. Houses, 121. The property is much sub-divided. Craike Hall is a chief residence. ...

A monastery was founded in the parish, in 685; and destroyed by the Danes in 882. A castle in the Tudor style, square, four-storied, and embattled, crowns a hill commanding an extensive view; is mostly used as a farm-house; was built by Neville, Bishop of Durham, who died in 1457; and occupies the site of an ancient castle of the Northumbrian kings. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £672.* Patron, the Crown. The church is good; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, and charities £32.

Crayke through time

Crayke is now part of Hambleton district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hambleton has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Crayke itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Crayke, in Hambleton and North Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 17th October 2021

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