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BARWICK IN ELMET: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"BARWICK IN ELMET, a parish in the lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Barnbow, Barwick, Kiddal with Potterton, Morwick with Scholes, and Roundhay, and containing 1667 inhabitants, of which number, 593 are in the township of Barwick, 8 miles E.N.E. from Leeds. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £33. 12. 6., and in the patronage of the King, as Duke of Lancaster, The church is dedicated to All Saints. A school is endowed with £ 14 per annum for the instruction of fourteen poor children. Here was anciently a castle of considerable extent and importance, supposed to have been a residence of some of the Northumbrian monarchs; the site was encompassed by a fortification, including an area of upwards of thirteen acres: the only remains are, a portion of the groundworks, and a mount, called Hall Tower Hill."


"BARNBOW, a township in the parish of BARWICK in ELMET, lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles E.N.E. from Leeds, containing 273 inhabitants."


"KIDDAL, a township, joint with Potterton, in the parish of BARWICK in ELMET, lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles E.N.E. from Leeds, containing 124. inhabitants."


"MORWICK, a township, joint with Scholes, in the parish of BARWICK-in-ELMET, lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles E.N.E. from Leeds, containing, with Scholes, 491 inhabitants."


"POTTERTON, a township, joint with Kiddal, in the parish of BARWICK-in-ELMET, lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, 71 miles W.S.W. from Tadcaster. The population is returned with Kiddal."


"ROUNDHAY, a chapelry in the parish of BARWICK in ELMET, lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, 3 miles N.E. from Leeds, containing 186 inhabitants."


"SCHOLES, a township, joint with Morwick, in the parish of BARWICK-in-ELMET, lower division of the wapentake of SKYRACK, West riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles E.N.E. from Leeds. The population is returned with Morwick. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists."

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