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Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"STARTFORTH, a parish in the western division of the wapentake of GILLING, North riding of the county of YORK, 1 mile W.S.W. from Barnard-Castle, containing 460 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, rated in the king's books at 4. 0. 10., endowed with 200 private benefaction, and 200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the Earl of Lonsdale. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, is of great antiquity."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]

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