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The Ancient Parish of HAREWOOD

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"HAREWOOD, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Skyrack; 6 miles from Wetherby, 5 N. of Leeds, Harrogate, and Otley, 10 from Knaresborough, 11 from Tadcaster, 12 from Bradford, 20 from York, 197 from London. Market, Monday. Fairs, last Monday in April, and second Monday in October, for sheep and cattle. The Market which appears to have been chartered for calves, sheep, &c. is now nearly obsolete. Principal Inn, Harewood Arms. Pop. 849. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~14. 1s. 0d. Patrons, the Earl of Harewood, with the Parishioners, and G.H. Wheeler, Esq. of Ledstone, alternately." (There is further information for Harewood).

Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.

  • Alwoodley
  • Alwoodley Gates
  • Black Hill
  • Brandon
  • Dunkeswick
  • East Keswick
  • Harewood Bridge Inn
  • Harewood House
  • Huby
  • Lofthouse
  • Newby
  • Weardley
  • Weeton
  • Wescoe Hill
  • Wigton
  • Wike

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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