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The Ancient Parish of CLAPHAM

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"CLAPHAM, a parish-town, in the wapentake of Ewcross; 6 miles NW. of Settle, 11 from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 22 from Skipton, 63 from York. It is chartered for a market on Thursday, but not held. The cross is yet standing. Fairs, Ash Wednesday, May 2, and July 31, for cattle; October 2, for cattle, woollen cloth, and pedlary ware. Principal Inn, the New Inn. Pop. including Newby, 982, which being united, form a township. The Church is a vicarage, in the deanry of Kirby Lonsdale, diocese of Chester, value ~5. 17s. 1d. Patron, the Bishop of Chester.

In 1815, Henry Winterburne founded a school here, for the education of eight poor children of Clapham, and endowed it with 20."

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

  • Austwick
  • Clapdale
  • Clapham Lodge
  • Feizor
  • Green Close
  • Ingleborough
  • Keasden Lane
  • Lawkland
  • Lawkland Green
  • Newby
  • Newby Cote
  • Wharfe

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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