Whorlton  North Riding


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

WHORLTON, a township and a parish in Stokesley district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies 2 miles SSE of Potto r. station, and 5½ SW of Stokesley. Acres, 6,846. Real property, £3,845. Pop. in 1851, 540; in 1861, 650. Houses, 129. The parish includes Potto and Faceby townships, and comprises 9,690 acres. ...

Pop in 1851, 865; in 1861, 1,008. Houses, 210. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Ailesbury. A castle was built in the time of Richard II.; and an Augustinian cell to Guisbrough priory was founded in the time of Henry I.; and both have left some vestiges. Whorl hill commands an extensive view. Ironstone, in vast quantity, was recently discovered among the hills; and good building-stone is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £84. Patron, the Marquis of Ailesbury. The church is good. The p. curacy of Faceby is a separate benefice. Charities, £5.

Whorlton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th May 2022

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