"BURTON LEONARD, a parish partly in the liberty of ST-PETER-of-YORK, East riding, and partly in the lower division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding, of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.N.W. from Knaresborough, containing 518 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Dean and Chapter of York, rated in the king's books at £3. 1. 0£., and endowed with £200 royal bounty. The church, dedicated to St. Helen, is a small plain structure, built about forty years ago. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the dressing of flax, and the manufacture of linen."