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Data from the 'Collectio Rerum Ecclesiasticarum' from the year 1842.

The place: CONISTON.     Church dedication: ST. MARY.

Area, vide Burnsall ; Staincliffe wapentake, E. D. -Population, vide Burnsall; Chapel-room, 310; Net value, no return. -The town contained five carucates of land, held of the Castle of Skipton.

The Chapel may be considered as the oldest building in Craven. -Whitaker, page 455.

An Inclosure Act was passed in the 41st Geo. III.

The Register Books commence in 1571. They are in Rolls till 1772.

Poor's land and dole. ISa. 2r. 3r., and rent-charge of 5s. for the poor of Coniston with Kilnsay. -Vide 13th Report, page 623.

Post town: Skipton.

Torre's MS., page 512. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 125. Whitaker's Craven, page 451.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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by Colin Hinson. © 2013.