Area, 10,930 acres. Gilling West wapentake. -Population, 550 *1; Church-room, 450; Net value, £553. -The Church belonged to the Priory of Gisburn, and at the Dissolution the patronage came to the Crown.
Valued in the King's Books at £19. 17s. 1d.
An Inclosure Act for Cow Close was passed 43rd Geo. III.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1581; defective 1590-1597, 1643-1645. -Vide transcripts at Richmond.
School, and poor's estate. Rent of six acres of land and two cattle-gates ; 30s. per annum to the poor, residue to a schoolmaster, for teaching twelve boys and girls.
TOWNSHIP OF SCARGILL.
Marmaduke Tunstall's gift, by will, 20th Oct. 1755. £50, principal, in 1816, in the hands of a person who became insolvent. -Vide 6th Report, page 611.
Torre's MS., page 1647. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Berningham), pages 93. 94. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 202.
*1 Barningham, 396 ; Hope, 35 ; Scargill, 119.