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Low Worsall, (or East Worsall) in the parish of Kirklevington, wapentake & liberty of Langbargh.

[Description edited from Langdale's Yorkshire Dictionary 1822]


LOW WORSALL, a township in the parish of Kirklevington, North Riding county York, 3 miles S.W. of Yarm... It adjoins the chapelry of High Worsall.

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]


LOW WORSALL (or EAST WORSALL) township comprises 1,312 acres, exclusive of water, lying on the south side of the Tees. The soil is fertile, and the surface varied and picturesque. The gross annual rental is £1,556; the rateable value, £1,377; and the population, 199.

Worsall Manor passed, in former times, through the families of De Brus, De Ros of Helmsley, and the Thwengs, In the reign of Charles I. it came into the possession of Thomas Middleton, Esq., from whose descendants it was purchased by Sir John Lowther; and, towards the close of last century, the manor and principal part of the estate became the property of James Allan, Esq., of Blackwell Grange, Darlington. They continued in the possession of this family until 1838, when they were purchased by the late E. G. Waldy, Esq., who left them to his youngest son, John Waldy, in 1857. They again changed owners by sale in 1866, the purchaser being the late Thomas Hustler, Esq., from whom they have descended to the present proprietor, W. T. Hustler, Esq., Acklam Hall. 


Worsall Hall, the property of William T. Waldy, Esq., is a large brick building, pleasantly situated on the sloping bank of the Tees. This estate formerly belonged to the Pierse family, by whom it was sold to one Ward, in 1779. In 1810 it came into the hands of Messrs. Hutchinson & Place, bankers, Stockton, from whom it was bought by William Stobart, in 1825, and was purchased from that gentleman in 1852 by William Waldy, Esq., the present owner. Near the hall and adjoining the river is a small village, called by its founder Pierseburgh. Here Mr. Pierse erected a quay, with warehouses and cottages for the workmen. A large trade was done in timber, coal, and lead for some time, but ultimately the speculation proved ruinous, and Mr. Pierse became bankrupt in 1779. 


Saltergill, another estate in the township, was bought by the late John Waldy, Esq., of Yarm, and left to his only daughter, Mrs. Temple, wife of the Rev. W. S. Temple, rector of Dinsdale, from whom it passed to the present owner, Edward Temple, Esq. 

The village of Low Worsall occupies a picturesque situation three miles S.S.W. of Yarm. Near is a neat Wesleyan Chapel, erected in 1886. 

[Description from Bulmer's History and Directory of North Yorkshire 1890]


Entries Relating to High Worsall


A Chapelry in the parish of Northallerton, wapentake of Allertonshire, and in the peculiar jurisdiction of the Dean and Chapter of Durham; 4 miles from Yarm, 12 from Northallerton. Population 154. The Church is a perpetual curacy.

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