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The Ancient Parish of FINGHALL

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"FINGHALL, a parish in the wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 5 miles E. of Leyburn. A small village pleasantly situated on an eminence; the church is an ancient structure; dedicated to St. Andrew, in the deanry of Catterick, in the diocese of Chester, the living is a rectory and in the gift of the incumbent. Pop. 126."


"AKEBAR, in the parish of Finghall, wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; ¾ mile NE. of Fingall, 5½ miles ENE. of Leyburn. Population, 43."


"CONSTABLE BURTON, in the parish of Finghall, wapentake of Hang West; and liberty of Richmondshire; (Burton Hall, the seat of the Rev. Christopher Wyville,), 1¼ miles NW. of Finghall, 4 miles ENE. of Leyburn. Pop. 204.

Burton-Constable is surrounded by one of the largest parks in Richmondshire, abounding with wood, and the house which is a modern magnificent fabric, with a portico to two fronts, to make room for which, a house, designed by Inigo Jones, is said to have been demolished by the presumption of an architect, in the owner's absence, and contrary to his instructions. --Whitaker."


"GRAZING NOOK, a farm house in the township and parish of Finghall; 1¼ miles ENE. of Finghall, 6 miles from Leyburn."


"HESSELTONE, a farm house in the township and parish of Finghall; 6 miles from Leyburn. Now (2007) marked on maps as Heselton Farm."


"HIGH HUTTON HANG, (and Low Hutton Hang) in the parish of Finghall, wapentake of Hang West, & liberty of Richmondshire ; 1 mile SW. of Finghall, 3 miles ENE. of Middleham. Pop. 25."


"RUSWICK, a farm house in the parish of Finghall, wapentake of Hang East, and liberty of Richmondshire; ¾ mile E. of Finghall, 4½ miles ENE. of Middleham."


"STUDDAH, a farm house in the parish of Finghall, wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire ; 2¼ miles WNW. of Finghall, 2½ miles E. of Leyburn."

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

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