Area, 5,140 acres. Hang West wapentake. -Population, 552 ; Church-room, 250; Net value, £103.
Appropriated to the Abbey of Jervaulx.
Patron, Lord Bolton.
There was a free Chapel in the town of West Witton, which belonged to the patronage of the Lords Scrope, of Massam.
An Inclosure Act was passed 19th Geo. III.
There is no glebe house.
The Register Books commence in 1570.
Poor's land, three acres. The rent is applied in apprenticing poor children.
Doles. The following animal sums are charged on certain lands, viz. £1., 10s., 2s. 6d., 2s.
Charles Robinson's charity, by will, 1790. Dividends on £396 three per cent. consols ; 20s. per annum for educating one poor child of Newbiggin, in the parish of Aysgarth, 20s. per annum to the Minister, for sermons on the 30th January and 29th May, residue for clothing poor children of West Witton. -Vide 7th Report, page 710.
Torre's MS., page 1577. Nonae Roll, page 238. Bawdwen's Domesday Book (Witon), pages 107. 110. 112. Whitaker's Richmondshire, vol. i. page 439.