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FARNHAM: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"FARNHAM, a parish in the lower division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Farnham, Ferensby, and Scotton, and containing 548 inhabitants, of which number, 141 are in the township of Farnham, 2 miles N. from Knaresborough. The living is a vicarage, within the peculiar jurisdiction of the court of the honour of Knaresborough, rated in the king's books at £6. 12, 1., endowed with £200 private benefaction, £800 royal bounty, and £1700 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Rev. Thomas Collins, and the Rev. Timothy Shann. The church is a neat structure, situated on an eminence. The river Nidd bounds the parish on the west. A copper mine was opened in 1757, but the adventurers failed of success."


"FERENSBY, a township in the parish of FARNHAM, lower division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles N.N.E. frpm Knaresborough, containing 110 inhabitants. This township is within the peculiar ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the court of the honour of Knarcsborough."


"SCOTTON, a township in the parish of FARNHAM, lower division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, 2 miles N.W. from Knaresborough, containing 297 inhabitants. It is within the peculiar jurisdiction of the court of the honour of Knaresborough."

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