Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MALTON

MALTON, a sub-district and a district in N. R. Yorkshire; named from New Malton and Old Malton.—The sub-district contains the parishes of New Malton-St. Leonard, New Malton-St. Michael, Old Malton, Appleton-le-Street, Huttons-Ambo, and part of Kirkby-Misperton electorally in N. R. Yorkshire, and the parish of Norton electorally in E. R. Yorkshire. Acres, 18,159. Pop., 9,972. Houses, 2,083.—The district comprehends also the sub-district of Hovingham, containing Slingsby parish, six townships of Hovingham, two of Barton-le-Street, and one of Salton; the sub-district of Bulmer, containing the parishes of Bulmer, Crambe, Foston, and Terrington, two hamlets and a township of SheriffHutton, and a township of Barton-le-Street; the subdistrict of Westow, containing the parishes of WestoW, Kirkham, Burythorpe, Birdsall, Langton, Acklam, and Wharram-le-Street, two townships of Scrayingham, and two of Wharram-Percy, all electorally in E. R. Yorkshire; and the sub-district of Rillington, containing the parishes of Rillington, Thorpe-Bassett, Settrington, North Grimston, Kirby-Grindalyth, Wintringham, Yeddingham, and Heslerton, all electorally in E. R. Yorkshire. Acres, 112,407. Poor rates in 1863, £8,466. Pop. in 1851, 23,128; in 1861,23,483. Houses, 4,732. Marriages in 1863,164; births, 764,-of which 91 were illegitimate; deaths, 502,-of which 186 were at ages under 5 years, and 17 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,625; births, 7,758; deaths, 4,498. The places of worship, in 1851, were 40 of the Church of England, with 8,641 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 680 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 500 s.; 2 of Quakers, with 623 s.; 2 of Unitarians, with 360 s.; 35 of Wesleyan Mcthodists, with 5,845 s.; 18 of Primitive Methodists, with 1,770 s.; 2 undefined, with 220 s.; and 1 of Roman Catholics, with 66 s. The schools were 48 public dayschools, with 2,715 scholars: 39 private day-schools, with 896 s.; 55 Sunday schools, with 2,823 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 23 s. The workhouse is in New Malton-St. Leonard parish; and, at the census of 1861, had 101 inmates.

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

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Feature Description: "a sub-district and a district"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 3rd order divisions")
Administrative units: Malton CP       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Malton

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