[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"HAMPSTHWAITE, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 2 miles SW. of Ripley, 7 from Knaresborough, 8 from Ripon, 25 from York. Pop. 490. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Thomas a Beckitt, in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, £13. 6s. 8d. Patrons, Messrs. Shanns.
This village was part of the possessions of the Lords Viptoft; It is a long straggling village, pleasantly situated on the southern bank of the river Nidd. The patronage of the church was given to the Priory of Knaresborough. --Hist. Knaresborough."
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
- Hew Green
- Kettlesing Head
- West Syke Green
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]