Easby  North Riding


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

EASBY, a township and a parish in Richmond district, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Swale, and on the Richmond railway, 1 mile SE by E of Richmond. Acres, 940. Real property, £2, 441. Pop., 118. Houses, 23. The parish includes also the townships of Skeeby, Aske, and Brompton-upon-Swale; and its post town is Richmond, Yorkshire. ...

Acres, 5, 090. Real property, £8, 630. Pop., 844. Houses, 183. The property is subdivided. A Premonstratensian abbey was founded here, in 1152, by Roald, constable of Richmond: and considerable remains of it still exist. The refectory, 102 feet by 27, has a well-preserved, early-decorated English, east window; the cloister court retains a Norman doorway of the original edifice; the chapter-house is early English, with some later features; the transept of the church retains beautiful clustered columns and some windows; and the gateway, at a short distance from the ruins. continues in excellent preservation, and has a large upper apartment which, after the dissolution, was used as a granary. Easby Hall is the seat of the Champion family. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Brampton-on-Swale, in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £160.* Patron, Leonard Jaques, Esq. The church shows features from Norman down to later English; has three sedilia, and a very old Norman font; and was restored in 1869. There are two chapels of ease and a Wesleyan chapel. Charities, £14.

Easby through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 20th May 2022

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