Area, 14,610 acres. Gilling West wapentake. -Population, 1,105 *2; Church-room, 300; Net value, £1,029.
Given to the Abbey of St. Mary, in York, by Alan Rufus, Earl of Britain, and appropriated thereto. Torre does not give the Ordination.
Patron, S. Wharton, Esq.
Valued in the King's Books, at £23. 11s. 7d.
An Inclosure Act was passed 50th Geo. III.
The glebe house is fit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1570; imperfect during the commonwealth.
Hartforth School. Founded in 1678, by Sir Thomas Wharton, for thirty poor scholars. Endowment ; rent of 117a. 3r. 19p. of land, and interest of £150; £10 per annum is directed to be paid for apprenticing two poor boys, and £5 per annum to a poor scholar from the school, at either university. No claim has ever been made for this exhibition.
Matthew Hutchinson's charity, by will, 26th October 1704. Rent of 16a. 3r. 13p. of land, for teaching poor children, apprenticing boys, and small payments to widows.
Swale's and Etherington's charity, 1683. Interest of £100 for apprenticing children, or otherwise for the benefit of the poor. -Vide 7th Report, page 623.
Torre's MS., page 1657. Nonae Roll, page 233. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Ghellinge), pages 92. 94. 101. Mon. Angl., vol. iii. pages 534. 573. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 67.
*1 Alias West Gilling.
*2 Viz. Eppleby, 206; Gilling, 899. Exclusive of Eryholme, Cowtons, Forcet, and Barton.