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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, 12 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 2007]

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