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WEST WITTON:
Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"WEST WITTON, a parish in the western division of the wapentake of HANG, North riding of the county of YORK, 4 miles W. from Middleham, containing 519 inhabitants. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, and diocese of Chester, endowed with 200 private benefaction, 800 royal bounty, and. 400 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of Lord Bolton. The church is a small building, supposed to have been erected in the reign of Henry I.: from the churchyard is a delightful view aver Wensley-dale. Charles Robinson, in 1790, be- queathed 250, now producing an annual income of about 12, for teaching and clothing poor children of West Witt on and Newbiggen. On an eminence, called Penhill, are vestiges of an ancient castle, formerly belonging to Ralph Fitz-Randal."

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


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