Helmsley  North Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Helmsley like this:

Helmsley, town, par., and township, with ry. sta., on river Rye, North-Riding Yorkshire, 31½ miles N. of York - par., 40,120 ac., pop. 3502; township, 8812 ac., pop. 1550; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; many of the inhabitants are employed in the mfr. of linen; there are several important fairs held annually for sheep, horses, and cattle; the ruins of Helmsley Castle (12th century) stand on an eminence overlooking the town.

Helmsley through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd May 2022

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