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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"OTLEY, a market and parish-town, in the upper-division of Skyrack, liberty of Cawood, Wistow, and Otley; (Manor House, the residence of Matthew Wilson, Esq.) 8 miles from Harewood, 10 from Leeds, Bingley and Bradford, 12 from Keighley, and Ripley, 13 from Knaresborough, 15 from Skipton, 16 from Wetherby, 28 from York, 208 from London. Market, Friday. Fairs, first Monday after August 2, for horses and horned cattle; Friday between new and old Martinmas day for hiring servants; Fortnight Fairs on Fridays, for horned cattle and sheep. Principal Inns, White Horse, Black Horse, and New Inn. Pop. 3,065. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£13. 1s. 8d. p.r. !£128." (There is further information for Otley).

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

  • Baildon
  • Bramhope
  • Burley In Wharfedale
  • Clifton
  • Denton
  • Dunkirk
  • Farnley
  • Greenholme
  • Hawksworth
  • Kayley Hall
  • Lindley
  • Little Timble
  • Menston
  • Newall
  • Pool
  • Scalebor
  • Swinsty Hall
  • Upper Denton
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]



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  • The following places are within the boundaries of this (ancient) parish, but I have no further information on them other than the Ordnance Survey Landranger Grid reference shown:
    • (SE240427) Abbey House
    • (SE224501) Buttoner House
    • (SE155444) Burley Woodhead
    • (SE205453) Cambridge
    • (SE203480) Carr Side
    • (SE208474) Mount Pleasant
    • (SE200476) Newall Carr Side
    • (SE237434) Old Bramhope
    • (SE248439) Staircase House
    • (SE204446) White House