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[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"RIPLEY, a market and parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; (Ripley Castle, the seat Sir William Amcotts Ingilby, Bart.) 3¼ miles from Harrogate, 5 from Knaresborough, 7¾ from Ripon 9 from Pateley Bridge, 12 from Otley, 23 from York, 205 from London. Market, Monday. Fairs, Easter Monday, for horned cattle and sheep; August 25, for sheep, and 26 for horses and horned cattle. Principal Inn, Star. Pop. 251. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, £23. 8s. 9d. Patron, Sir William Amcotts Ingilby, Bart." (There is further information for Ripley).

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

  • Birthwaite
  • Clint
  • Holling
  • Killinghall
  • Scarah
  • Spruisty Hall

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


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Names, Geographical

  • 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:
    • (SE278591) Cragg Hill
    • (SE285565) Jennyfield
    • (SE293578) Knox
    • (SE272578) Levens Hall
    • (SE286592) Maltkiln Hill
    • (SE273583) Myer's Green
    • (SE278555) Oakdale
    • (SE274570) Oaker Bank



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