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The Ancient Parish of KNARESBOROUGH

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"KNARESBOROUGH, or Knaresbrough, a market and parish-town, in the lower-division of Claro, liberties of St. Peter and Knaresborough; 5 miles from Ripley, 7 from Boroughbridge and Wetherby, 11 from Hopper Lane Inn, 12 from Ripon, 13 from Otley, 18 from Leeds and York, 24 from Skipton, 201 from London. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, January 13; first Wednesday after March 12; May 6, (unless it falls on a Sunday, then the day following,) first Wednesday after August 12; first Tuesday after October 11; Wednesday after December 10, for horned cattle, ., c. The sheep Fairs are held on the days preceding the first and last Fairs; the Statute days for servants, are on Wednesday before November 2, and Wednesday after. Bankers, Messrs. Harrison and Terrys, draw on Messrs. Willis, Percival, and Co. 79, Lombard Street; Messrs. Coates and Co. draw on Sir James Esdaile, Bart. and Co. 21, Lombard Street. Principal Inns, Crown, Bay Horse, and Old Elephant and Castle. Pop. 5,283. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, £9. 9s. 4½d. Patron, Lord Rosslyn." (There is further information for Knaresborough).

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

  • Arkendale
  • Bachelors Gardens
  • Bilton
  • Brearton
  • Conyngham House
  • Harrogate
  • Hay A Park Farms
  • Occaney
  • Scriven
  • Starbeck
  • Tentergate
  • Woodland Cottage
  • Worlds End

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



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