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The Ancient Parish of GRINTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"GRINTON, a parish in the wapentake of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire: 1 mile SE. of Reeth. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew (see Churches for photograph), is a very ancient structure, and has lately undergone many repairs; the windows, which are much corroded by time, are beautifully ornamented with stained glass. The living is a vicarage, in the patronage of the King. There were fairs formerly held here, but owing to its decreasing population they were transferred to Reeth, a market town in this parish. This parish is divided into four townships, each of which maintains its own poor, namely, Grinton, S. of the Swale: Reeth, on the N.; Melbecks, W. of Reeth; and Muker, on both banks of the Swale, which extends to the Dalehead. Population, 689."

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Angram
  • Barf End
  • Birkdale
  • Blades
  • Calvert Houses
  • Cogden Hall
  • Crackpot
  • Feetham
  • Fremington
  • Frith
  • Greens
  • Grinton Lodge
  • Gunnerside
  • Harkerside
  • Hartlakes
  • Healaugh
  • High Oxnop
  • Ivelet
  • Kearton
  • Keld
  • Low Oxnop
  • Low Row
  • Melbecks
  • Muker
  • Paradise
  • Park Hall
  • Potting
  • Ramps Holme
  • Rash
  • Ravenseat
  • Raw
  • Raw Croft
  • Reeth
  • Riddings
  • Satron
  • Scar Houses
  • Sherfitt Hall
  • Spring End
  • Storthwaite Hall
  • Summer Lodge
  • Swale Hall
  • Thorns
  • Thwaite
  • West Stonesdale
  • Winterings

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

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