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The Ancient Parish of SKIPTON

[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.

  • Barden
  • Barden Pike Lodge
  • Beamsley
  • Berwick
  • Bolton Abbey
  • Bolton Bridge
  • Bow Bridge
  • Broadshaw
  • Catgill
  • Cawder Hall
  • Chelker
  • Close House
  • Cobbs Houses
  • Cragg House
  • Croft House
  • Deerstones
  • Draughton
  • Drebley
  • Eastby
  • Embsay
  • Halton East
  • Hambleton House
  • Hawpike
  • Hazelwood
  • Heugh
  • High Gate
  • High Snaygill
  • Holme Bridge
  • Howgill
  • Ickering Gill
  • Lobwood
  • Low Snaygill
  • Morretts
  • Pace Gate
  • Skibeden
  • Stank House
  • Stirton
  • Storiths
  • Strid Cottage
  • Summerscales
  • Thorlby

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson 2007]

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