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MOOR MONKTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1868.

"MOOR MONKTON, a parish in the Ainsty, county York, 7½ miles N.W. of York, its post town. The village, which is small, and wholly agricultural, is situated on the river Nidd, near Marston-Moor. The parish includes the township of Hessey and the hamlets of Skip-Bridge, Cock-Hill, and Scagglethorpe. The soil is clayey, with a subsoil of clay. The land is chiefly arable. The principal seat is Red House, built by Sir Henry Slingsby in the reign of Charles I., and commanding an extensive view, including the city and cathedral of York. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York, value £701, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient stone structure with a brick tower containing one bell. The register dates from 1687. There is a school for both sexes, in which a Sunday-school is also held. There is a place of worship for the Wesleyans. Sir Charles Slingsby, Bart., is lord of the manor and sole landowner."


"COCK HILL, a hamlet in the township and parish of Moor Monkton, in the Ainsty of the city of York the county of York, 6 miles N.W. of York."


"HESSAY, a township in the parish of Moor Monkton, Ainsty, county York, 2½ miles from Moor Monkton, and 5 N.W. of York. It is a station on the York and Harrogate section of the North-Eastern railway. Here is a parochial school and a chapel for Wesleyans."


"SCAGGLETHORPE, a hamlet in the township and parish of Moor Monkton, Ainsty, county York, 6 miles N.W. of York."


"SKIP BRIDGE, a hamlet in the parish of Moor Monkton, in the Ainsty of county York, 7 miles N.W. of York, on the river Nidd."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2013