Scorton  North Riding


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

SCORTON, a village and a township in Catterick parish, N. R. Yorkshire. The village stands near the Richmond and Darlington railway, 5 miles E of Richmond; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Catterick. The township comprises 2, 645 acres. Real property, £6, 246; of which £99 are in quarries, and £450 in the railway . Pop., 476. Houses, 97. There are a mineral well, Wesleyan and Roman Catholic chapels, a nunnery of St. Clare, and an endowed grammar school with £300 a year.

Scorton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 08th December 2021

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