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The Ancient Parish of WHIXLEY

[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]

"WHIXLEY, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; 6 miles SE. of Boroughbridge, 7½ from Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough, 11 from York. Pop. 467. The Church (see Churches for photograph) is a perpetual curacy, in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, 7. 17s. 1d. p.r. !41. Patron, the Heirs of the Tancreds." (There is further information for Whixley).


"GREEN HAMMERTON, in the parish of Whixley, upper-division of Claro; 7 miles SE. of Boroughbridge and Wetherby, 8 from Knaresborough, 10 from York. Principal Inn, the George, a Posting House. Pop. 329."


"PROVIDENCE GREEN, a single house in the township of Green Hammerton, and parish of Whixley; 7 miles from Knaresborough."


"THORNVILLE, a township, in the parish of Whixley, lower-division of Claro; 5 miles NE. of Wetherby, 9 from Knaresborough, 10 from York. Pop. 13."

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

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