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The Ancient Parish of BARNINGHAM

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"BARNINGHAM, a parish in the wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 9 miles NW. of Richmond. The church is an ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), dedicated to St. Michael, in the deanry of Richmond, diocese of Chester, and the living is a rectory, in the patronage of the King. Here is an endowed School, founded by Acklam Millbank, Esq., conducted on the National plan, endowed with 25. per annum, and which was rebuilt in 1820. Pop, 384."


"EAST HOPE, in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3 miles WNW. of Barningham, 6 miles S. of Barnard Castle. Population with West Hope, 44."


"EAST WOOD, (2005 - now Eastwood Hall) a single house in the township and parish of Barningham; 1¼ miles N. of Barningham, 1 mile from Gretabridge, 4 from Barnardcastle, (Dur)"


"RUTHERFORD, a hamlet in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West; 3½ miles WNW. of Barningham, 4½ miles S. of Barnard Castle."


"SCARGILL, 3 farm houses in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 2 miles W. of Barningham, 5 miles S. of Barnard Castle. Pop. 136."


"SPANHAM, a farm house in the township of Scargill, and parish of Barningham; 4¼ miles W. of Barningham, 4 miles from Gretabridge."


"WEST HOPE, in the parish of Barningham, wapentake of Gilling West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 3½ miles W. of Barningham, 6 miles S. of Barnard Castle. Population with East Hope, 44."

[Description(s) edited mainly from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson. 2010]

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