Place:Eskdaleside, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesSleightssource: village in township
Sleights Moorsource: extraparochial area in parish
TypeTownship, Chapelry
Coordinates54.453°N 0.662°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1885)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoWhitby, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandecclesiastical parish of which it was part
Whitby Strand Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake or liberty in which it was located
Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1885

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Eskdaleside from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ESKDALESIDE, or Sleights, a township-chapelry in Whitby parish, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; on the river Esk, and on the Pickering and Whitby railway, 4 miles SW by W of Whitby. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Whitby, both of the name of Sleights. Acres: 3,740. Real property, £3, 060; of which £420 are in quarries. Population: 814. Houses: 164. Building-stone is worked; mineral springs occur; and alum is found. There was anciently a small cell here to Whitby abbey. The living is a [perpetual] curacy, united with the [perpetual] curacy of Ugglebarnby, in the diocese of York. Value: £329. Patron: the Rev. T. Walker. The church was built in 1767. Charities, £55."

Both Eskdaleside and Ugglebarnby were part of Whitby ecclesiastical parish. In 1885 the two townships became the civil parish of Eskdaleside and Ugglebarnby.

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