"BARNINGHAM, a parish in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Barningham, Hope, and Scargill, and containing 564 inhabitants, of which number, 384 are in the township of Barningham, 2 miles S.S.W. from Greta-Bridge. The living is -a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at £19. 17. 1., and in the patronage of the Crown. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. A school, conducted on the National plan, is endowed with about £25 per annum: the school-room was rebuilt in 1820."
"HOPE, a township in the parish of BARNINGHAM, western division of the wapentake of GILDING, North riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles S.W.. from Greta-Bridge, containing 44 inhabitants."
"SCARGILL, a township in the parish of BARNINGHAM, western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles W.S.W. from Greta-Bridge, containing 136 inhabitants."
[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]