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BURNSALL: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1750.

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"BURNSALL, a parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire, bet. Settle and Patley-bridge, stands on the r. Wherfe, over which Sir William Craven, an ald. of London, who was a native of this place, and father of the first Ld. Craven, built a stone-bridge, and founded and endowed a fr. sc. hard by. He also built a Ch. here, and four bridges elsewhere, with the causeys leading to them."


"APPLETREEWICK, in the parish of Burnsall, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, not far from Skipton in Craven and Borden-Chase, was anciently the Lp. of William de Fortibus, who, being Ld. of Skipton, obtained of K. John the priviiedge of holding an annual Fair here, and to afforest his lands, for 2 m. in length."


"KILNSEY CRAGGY, in the parish of Burnsall, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where a cataract is formed by the Wharfe r. N.E. of Settle, is the highest and steepest that Mr. Camden says he ever saw. Mr. Wade has a seat here."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Stephen Whatley's England's Gazetteer, 1750]