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Help and advice for In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Giggleswick:

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In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Giggleswick:


"ARMISTEAD, (the seat of John Forster, Esq.) in the township and parish of Giggleswick, 2¾ miles from Settle."


"CAPPLESIDE, (the seat of John Geldart, Esq.) in the township of Rathmell, and parish of Giggleswick, 3½ miles from Settle."


"COCKLETT, a farm-house in the township and parish of Giggleswick, liberty of Staincliffe; 7 miles from Settle."


"GREAT STAINFORTH, in the parish of Giggleswick, west-division and liberty of Staincliffe; 2¼ miles from Settle, 14 from Kettlewell, 21¾ from Askrigg. Pop. 235.

At this place, is a very beautiful Waterfall in the Ribble, called Stainforth Force. Though on a smaller scale, it may be compared with the celebrated Force at Aysgarth: there are two or three other waterfalls upon Mr. Forster's estate, one in particular, called Cataract Force."


"LANGCLIFFE, in the parish of Giggleswick, west-division and liberty of Staincliffe; (Langcliffe Hall, the seat of Mrs. Swales; Langcliffe Place, the seat of William Clayton, Esq.) 1 mile E. of Settle. Pop. 420."


"LITTLE STAINFORTH, or KNIGHT STAINFORTH, in the township of Great Stainforth, and parish of Giggleswick, west division and liberty of Staincliffe; 2 miles from Settle, 14½ from Kettlewell.

From a petition to the Earl of Cumberland, among the Bolton MSS. it appears that some remains of personal slavery subsisted among the poor people here as late as the reign of Elizabeth. --Whitaker's Craven."


"LODGE, 2 farm-houses in the township of Settle, and parish of Giggleswick, liberty of Staincliffe; 1¼ miles from Settle."


"MARSH FIELD, (the seat of the Rev. Richard Dawson) in the township of Settle, and parish of Giggleswick, adjoins Settle on the South west."


"PALEY GREEN, (HIGH and LOW) 2 farm-houses in the township and parish of Giggleswick, liberty of Staincliffe; 2 miles W. of Settle."


"RATHMELL, in the parish of Giggleswick, west-division and liberty of Staincliffe; 3½ miles SSW. of Settle, 15 from Skipton, 16 from Colne, (Lanc.) Pop. 328."


"ROME, a farm-house in the township and parish of Giggleswick, 2 miles from Settle."


"SETTLE, a market-town, in the parish of Giggleswick, west-division and liberty of Staincliffe; 10 miles from Ingleton, 11, from Gisburn, 15 from Kettlewell, 16 from Skipton, 17 from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.) 21 from Dent, 22 from Hawes, 26 from Askrigg, 57 from York, 235 from London. Market, Tuesday. Fairs, Tuesday before Palm Sunday, Thursday before Good Friday, and every other Friday till Whitsuntide, for cattle; April 26, for sheep, lambs, and horses; Whit Tuesday, for pedlary; August 19, for cattle and leather, 20 for sheep and lambs, 21, for pedlary; Tuesday after October 27; and every other Monday throughout the year, for fat cattle. Bankers, Messrs. Birbecks, Alcock, and Co. draw on Messrs. Barnard, Dimsdale, and Co. 50, Cornhill. Principal Inn, Golden Lion. Pop. 1,508." (There is further information for Settle).


"SHEEP WASH, a farm-house in the township of Rathmell, and parish of Giggleswick, 3 miles SSW. of Settle."


"STACK HOUSE, a hamlet in the township and parish of Giggleswick, liberty of Staincliffe; (the seats of Mrs. Clapham, and Misses Lunds) 1 mile N. of Settle, 17 from Kirby Lonsdale, (Westm.)"


"STOCKDALE, a hamlet in the township of Settle, and parish of Giggleswick, liberty of Staincliffe; 2 miles from Settle. It pays poor rates to Settle, and church rates to Stainforth."


"WHELPSTONE LODGE, in the parish of Giggleswick, wapentake and liberty of Staincliffe; 4 miles SW. of Settle."


"WINSKILL, a farm-house in the township of Langcliffe, and parish of Giggleswick, 1 mile from Settle."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]


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