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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 © 2013]



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