Area, 2,310 acres. Staincliffe wapentake, E. D. - Population, 443 *1; Church-room, 170 *2; Net value, £150. -This Rectory was anciently of the patronage of the Prior and Convent of Bolton. It is now in the patronage of R. Heber, Esq.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's first taxation, at £13. 6s. 8d.; in the second, at £5; in the King's books, at £14. 14s. 4d.; in 1818, at £150; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 208, at £56 per annum.
An Inclosure Act was passed 26th Geo. III.
Dr. Whitaker gives a catalogue of Rectors.
The Rectory house is small and mean. -Vide Parliamentary Return in 1818.
The Register Books commence in 1560. Deficient 1637-1639.
School, founded by Frances Green, by deed, dated in 1755, for teaching poor children, and augmented by the will of the Rev. Reginald Heber, dated 19th January 1799. The income arises from the rent of 9a. 0r. 19p. of land, a beast gate on Hayfield, and the interest of £56. -Vide 21st Report, page 611.
Post town: Skipton.
Torre's MS., page 485. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 133. Whitaker's Craven, page 72.
*1 The Population in 1834 was returned at 500.
*2 In 1818, estimated at 200.