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The Ancient Parish of WESTON

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WESTON, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; (Weston Hall, the seat of William Vavasour, Esq.) 2 miles NW. of Otley, 12 from Leeds, 5 from Knaresborough, 30 from York. Pop. 108. The Church (see Churches for photograph) is a vicarage, dedicated to All-Saints, in the deanry of the Ainsty, value, ~6. 11s. 5½d. p.r. 57. 6s. 8d. Patron, the King."


"ASKWITH, in the parish of Weston, upper division of Claro; 3 miles NW. of Otley, 13 from Leeds and Skipton. Pop. 367."


"DOB PARK, a farm-house in the township of Askwith, and parish of Weston, 5 miles N. of Otley, 12 from Knaresborough."


"GRASSGARTH, a hamlet in the township and parish of Weston, 2½ miles from Otley. 12½ from Leeds."


"LANE HEAD, or Lane Houses, 2 or 3 farm-houses in the township and parish of Weston, 3 miles from Otley."


"SCALES, a farm-house in the township of Askwith, and parish of Weston, 5 miles NW. of Otley, 12 from Knaresborough."


"SNOWDEN, (Upper and Lower,) scattered houses in the parish of Weston, and wapentake of Claro; 5 miles N. of Otley."

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

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