Crakehall is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1840 from Bedale Ancient Parish.

Other places in the parish include: Langthorne.

Riding: North Riding

Parish church: St Gregory

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1840
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1869

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bedale
  • Patrick Brompton
  • Hornby

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRAKEHALL, a township in Bedale parish, and a chapelry in Bedale and Patrick-Brompton parishes, N. R. Yorkshire. The township lies on an affluent of the river Swale, and on the Northallerton and Leyburn railway, 2¼ miles NW by W of Bedale; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Bedale. Acres, 1,752. Real property, £4,405. Pop., 583. Houses, 144. The chapelry was constituted in 1840. Pop., 817. Houses, 195. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £300. Patron, the Rector of Bedale. The church is Gothic; and there is a Wesleyan chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Bedale
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: Post-1835 – Ripon, Pre-1836 – York
Rural Deanery: Catterick
Poor Law Union: Bedale
Hundred: East Hang
Province: York

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