[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"SKIPTON, a market and parish-town, in the east-division of Staincliffe, liberty of Clifford's Fee, (Skipton Castle, the seat of the Earl of Thanet,) 10 miles NW. of Keighley, 11 from Guisburn, 12¾ from Colne, (Lanc.) 13 from Hopper Lane Inn, 15 from Otley and Pateley Bridge, 16 from Settle and Kettlewell, 19 from Clitheroe, (Lanc.) 41 from York, 220 from London. Market, Saturday. Fairs, first Saturday after the old twelfth day, called Black Saturday, March 13, Saturday before Palm Sunday, Tuesday in Easter Week, and every other Tuesday until Whitsuntide, for lean cattle; Saturday before Whitsun eve, Saturday before Trinity Sunday, Old Saint James' Day, and Martinmas Day, viz. November 21, and 23, and every other Tuesday, throughout the year, for fat cattle, &c. Bankers, Messrs. Chippendale, Netherwood, and Carr, draw on Messrs. Masterman, Peters, and Co. 2, White Hart Court, Lombard Street. Principal Inns, Black Horse, Hotel, and Devonshire Hotel. Pop. 3,411. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to the Holy Trinity (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Craven, value, ~£10. 12s. 6d. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church, Oxford." (There is further information for Skipton).
Information on the following places in this Parish is contained on a supplementary page.
St Stephen's Roman Catholic Church, Skipton. In 1836, having already bought the land, Charles Robert TEMPEST laid the (The Church's website is here.) corner stone of this church. He paid in excess of £900 for the building of it, his sister Frances Barbara paid £500 and his brother Walter Joseph contributed £100. The church was completed in 1843.
The Rowley Collection - an online gallery of over 500 historic old photos of Skipton, all fully indexed and thumnbnailed. The photos in the collection include images of the Churches, but as diverse as Edwardian Skipton and local football, cricket teams of the 1920s and 30s.