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St John's Church, Whitwell-on-the-Hill
Location: 54°4’59"N, 0°53’43"W
Population: 311  (2011[1])
Post town: York
Postcode: YO60
Local Government
Thirsk and Malton

Whitwell-on-the-Hill is a village and civil parish in the North Riding of Yorkshire, within the Bulmer Wapentake. The civil parish population (including Crambe and Foston) at the 2011 Census was 311.[1] It is near the A64 road.[2]

The local parish church is dedicated to St John.

The 1811 Census described it as being a township in the ancient parish of Crambe, while the 1856 Ordnance Survey map showed it as being Extra Parochial by prescription.

Langdale's 1822 Topographical Dictionary reports "a well of remarkably clear water, from which the town derives its name". The 1828 The New Yorkshire Gazetteer or Topographical Dictionary by Stephen Reynolds Clarke states that Whitwell is "6 miles S.W. from Malton [has] a singular well, the water of which is nearly the colour of milk, and from which the township derives its name."


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