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GOLDSBOROUGH: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"GOLDSBOROUGH, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of Clare, West Riding county York, 2½ miles S.E. of Knaresborough, its post town, and 13 N.W. of York. It includes the townships of Coneythorpe, Goldsborough, and Flaxby. There is a station on the York and Harrogate branch of the North- Eastern line of railway. The village is situated on the N. side of the river Nidd. There is a medicinal spring efficacious in scorbutic dis orders, also a petrifying well. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ripon, value £291. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient stone structure with square tower. The parochial charities produce about £50 per annum. There is a National school for both sexes. Goldsborough Hall, a brick mansion of the Elizabethan period, is a seat of the Earl of Harewood, who is lord of the manor."


"CONEYTHORPE, a township in the parish of Goldsborough, in the upper division of the wapentake of Clare, in the West Riding of the county of York, 2 miles N.E. of Goldsborough, and 3 E. of Knaresborough, its post town."


"FLAXBY, a township in the parish of Goldsborough, upper division of the wapentake of Claro, West Riding county York, 1 mile N.E. of Goldsborough, and 3 miles E. of Knaresborough."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013