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KIRKBY MALHAMDALE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, a parish comprising the township of Calton in the eastern division, and the townships of Airton, Hanlith, Kirkby in Malham- Dale, Malham, Malham-Moor, Otterburn, and Scosthorpe, in the western division, of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE-AND-EWCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, and containing 1005 inhabitants, of which number, 204 are in the township of Kirkby in Malham- Dale, 5 miles E.S.E. from Settle. The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's hooks at £6. 13, 4., endowed with £200 private benefaction, £400 royal bounty, and £1200 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire. A free grammar school was founded here, in 1606, by John Topham, who endowed it with certain lands which, with subsequent bequests, produce an income of £21 a year, for which, and moderate quarterages, from twenty to thirty children receive an English education; but the classics are taught free to those who apply."


"AIRTON, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the western division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE and EWCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles E.S.E. from Settle, containing 187 inhabitants. In this township is a twist manufactory: there is also a free school, with a small endowment."


"CALTON, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the eastern division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE and EWCROSS, West Riding of the county of YORK, 7 miles E.S.E. from Settle, containing 76 inhabitants. There is a school "with a small endowment. This is the birthplace of Major-General Lambert, one of the principal parliamentary leaders in the civil war."


"HANLITH, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the western division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE-AND-EWCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles E.S.E. from Settle, containing 46 inhabitants."


"MALHAM, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the western division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE-and-EwCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles S.E. from Settle, containing 262 inhabitants. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Rowland Brayshaw, in 1717, conveyed land, &c., for the support of a free school, the income arising from which is £49 per annum. The river Aire has its source here, in a fine lake stored with trout and perch; the vicinity abounds with scenery of a romantic character. Malham Cove is a remarkable natural amphitheatre of limestone rock, rising to the height of two hundred and eighty-six feet; at its base issues a small subterranean brook, the passage for which, when flooded, not being capacious enough to discharge its swollen stream, the waters rise to the summit of the rock, and tumble down in a fine cataract."


"MALHAM MOOR, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the western division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE and EWCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 5 miles N.E. from Settle, containing 88 inhabitants."


"OTTERBURN, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the western division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE-and-EWCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 8 miles S.E. from Settle, containing 40 inhabitants."


"SCOSTHORPE, a township in that part of the parish of KIRKBY MALHAMDALE, which is in the western division of the wapentake of STAINCLIFFE-and-EWCROSS, West riding of the county of YORK, 6 miles E.S.E. from Settle, containing 102 inhabitants."

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