Place:Manfield, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameManfield
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates54.516°N 1.661°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoCroft Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Manfield is now a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. The closest major town is Darlington in County Durham, 3.5 miles (5.7 km) east of Manfield.

The first part of Manfield is the British or Celtic word 'Maen', meaning a stone or pile of stones. In Saxons times, this word signified the open country. Manfield was once a large defended Iron Age settlement characterised by fields, small hills and barrows. The parish includes the township of Cliffe, a hamlet situated on the River Tees. Cliffe had a population of 53 in the early 1820s. Manfield covers 3,455 acres of land, with 74 houses.

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Manfield was part of Croft Rural District. Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Gilling East Wapentake.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Manfield.

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