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In 1822, the following places were in the Parish of Fewston:


"BLUBBERHOUSES, in the parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 11 miles NE. of Skipton, 12 from Knaresborough, 18 from Ripon. Pop. 126."


"BRANDRITH CRAGGS, in the township of Blubberhouses, and parish of Fewston, 2 miles from Hopper Lane Inn; 10 from Harrogate.

Brandrith Craggs, "a range of rocks, situated on the edge of a precipice, overlooking a deep and extensive vale, called "Kesgill." Here is a rocking stone, whose weight is probably 20 tons; and yet is easily moved with one hand. On the summit of one of the highest rocks, is a basin, three feet six inches in diameter, and two feet in depth: here are, also, several other basins of smaller dimensions. --History of Knaresborough."


"CLIFTON, in the parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 6 miles from Otley, 11 from Knaresborough. Pop. including Norwood, 420, which being united, form a township."


"CRAG HALL, a farm-house in the township and parish of Fewston, 7 miles from Otley, 11 from Knaresborough."


"ELLERKER, a farm-house in the township of Great Timble, and parish of Fewston, 6 miles NW. of Otley."


"GILL BOTTOM, scattered farm-houses in the township of Clifton with Norwood, and parish of Fewston, 6½ miles from Otley. (now under Swinsty reservoir)."


"GREAT TIMBLE, in the parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 5 miles from Otley, 12 from Knaresborough, 14 from Skipton. Pop. 233."


"HARDISTY HILL, scattered houses in the township and parish of Fewston, 8½ miles N. of Otley, 9½ from Ripley."


"HOPPER LANE INN, a Posting House, in the township and parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro; 9 miles from Harrogate, 9 from Otley and Pateley Bridge, 10 from Ripley, 11 from Knaresborough, 13 from Skipton, 17 from Ripon. Sign, the Smiths Arms."


"JACK HILL, scattered farm-houses in the township of Clifton with Norwood, and parish of Fewston, 6 miles from Otley."


"NORWOOD, in the township of Clifton with Norwood, and parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro; 4 miles N. of Otley, 11 from Knaresborough. Pop. included in Clifton."


"ROCKING STONE HALL, (a Shooting Box of Mr. Nicholson) in the township of Thurscross, and parish of Fewston, 7 miles S. of Pateley Bridge, 11 from Skipton, 12 from Otley."


"SPINKSBURN, a hamlet in the township and parish of Fewston, 9½ miles from Knaresborough, 14½ from Skipton."


"THRUSCROSS, in the parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 5 miles from Pateley Bridge, 8½ from Ripley, 13 from Knaresborough. Pop. 600. Here is a Chapel of Ease to Fewston."


"TIMBLE INGS, a farm-house in the township of Great Timble, and parish of Fewston, ; 6 miles NW. of Otley, 13 from Skipton."


"WEST END, in the township of Thurscross, and parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro; 10½ miles from Otley, 11½ from Skipton. (This hamlet is now under Thruscross reservoir, however a place with the same name now exists a few hundred yards to the south west[Colin Hinson 2008]"


"WEST HOUSE, or WEST HOUSE FACTORY, in the township and parish of Fewston, lower-division of Claro; 5 miles from Otley, 12½ from Knaresborough and Skipton. There are usually 500 boys and girls employed here."

[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]