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The Ancient Parish of EAST HAUXWELL

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"EAST HAUXWELL, a parish in the wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 5½ miles NE. of Leyburn. The church is an ancient structure (see Churches for photograph), and the living is a rectory, in the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Gayle, incumbent the Rev. Henry Gayle; officiating curate the Rev. Joseph Abbot. Mrs. Orton is the principal inhabitant. Population with West Hawkswell, 176."


"BARDEN, (and Barden Dykes), in the parish of East Hauxwell, wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 1¼ miles W. of East Hauxwell, 3 miles NE. of Leyburn; a small straggling township, chiefly inhabited by farmers. Pop. 106."


"BARDEN DYKES, (now East Barden Dykes - 2005), 3 farm houses in the parish of East Hauxwell, township of Barden, wapentake of Hang-West; 2 miles WNW. of East Hauxwell, 3 miles from Leyburn, 5 from Richmond and Middleham."


"BARDEN LANE, a Public-House, in the parish of East Hauxwell, township of Barden, wapentake of Hang-West; 3 miles from Leyburn, 5 from Richmond and Middleham. In the 1850s this was named "The Horse Shoes". It is now (2008) a private dwelling."


"GARRISTON, in the parish of East Hauxwell, wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; ¾ mile SW. of East Hauxwell, 3 miles NE. of Leyburn. Pop. 52."


"HALFPENNY HOUSE, a single house in the township of Barden, and parish of East Hauxwell, 2¾ miles WNW. of East Hauxwell, 3½ miles from Leyburn."


"LITTLE MOOR HOUSE, a farm house in the parish of East Hauxwell, wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 2 miles from Middleham."


"WEST HAUXWELL, in the parish of East Hauxwell, wapentake of Hang West and liberty of Richmondshire; ½ mile SSW. of East Hauxwell, 4½ miles NE. of Leyburn. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to St. Oswald, in the deanry of Catterick, diocese of Chester. Patroness, Mrs Gale."

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

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