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The Ancient Parish of TADCASTER

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"TADCASTER, a market and parish-town, in the wapentake of Barkston-Ash and Ainsty, a part in the liberty of St. Peter; 6 miles from Aberford, 7 from Wetherby, 10 from York, 12 from Ferrybridge, 12½ from Selby, 14 from Pontefract, 15 from Leeds, 190 from London. Market, Wednesday. Fairs, last Wednesday in April, May, September, and October, for horned cattle, sheep, pigs, &c. Principal Inns, White Horse, Rose and Crown, and the Angel. Pop. 1,651, the Ainsty: 775. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~£8. 4s. 9d. Patron, the Earl of Egremont." (There is further information for Tadcaster).

"HAZELWOOD, in the township of Sutton with Hazlewood, and parish of Tadcaster, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 3 miles from Tadcaster, 7 from Wetherby. Pop. included in Stutton."

"SMAW'S HALL, in the parish of Tadcaster; 1 mile W. of Tadcaster, 7 from Wetherby."

"STUTTON, in the parish of Tadcaster, wapentake of Barkston-Ash; 1 mile S. of Tadcaster, 11 from Ferrybridge, 13 from Pontefract. Pop. including Hazelwood, 256, which being united, form a township."

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



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