Place:Scawton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeHamlet, Civil parish
Coordinates54.2444°N 1.1603°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoHelmsley Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which the parish was a part 1894-1974
Ryedale District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality in which it has been situated since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Scawton Moor is located between Byland and Rievaulx Abbeys.

John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-1872) described Scawton like this:

"SCAWTON, a parish in Helmsley district, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; 4 miles N of Coxwold [railway] station, and 4½ W of Helmsley. Post-town: Helmsley, under York. Acres: 2768. Real property: £1,275. Population: 148. Houses: 31. The manor belongs to Sir W. Worsley, Bart. Limestone is quarried and calcined. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £145. Patron: Sir W. Worsley, Bart. The church is good; and there is a national school." (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)

Prior to the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Scawton was part of Helmsley Rural District. Historically, it was located in the ecclesiastical parish of Helmsley in the Rydale Wapentake.

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