Place:Sneaton, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates54.457°N 0.623°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
North Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoWhitby Strand Wapentake, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was a part
Whitby Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Scarborough District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Sneaton is now a village and civil parish in the Scarborough District of North Yorkshire, England. There is a church which is dedicated to St Hilda.

According to the 2011 UK census, Sneaton parish had a population of 178, a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 190.

Two miles from the village on the outskirts of Whitby is the 19th century Sneaton Castle. The castle adjoins St. Hilda's Priory, the Mother Church of the Order of the Holy Paraclete.

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Before 1974 it was a civil parish in Whitby Rural District and an ancient parish in the Whitby Strand Wapentake or Liberty.

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

"SNEATON, a parish, with a village and a hamlet, in Whitby [registration] district, [North Riding of] Yorkshire; 1¼ mile SSE of Ruswarp [railway] station, and 2½ S by W of Whitby. It has a post-office under Whitby. Acres: 4,040. Real property: £2,395; of which £20 are in quarries. Population: 268. Houses: 45. The manor, with [Sneaton] Castle, belongs to Miss Wilson. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value: £170. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. There is an endowed school."

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