GARGRAVE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1834.
"GARGRAVE, is a large village and township, in the parish of its name, in the same wapentake as Broughton, 4.5 miles n.w. from Skipton ; situate close to the Leeds and Liverpool canal, on the banks of which are extensive warehouses ; and the river Aire runs through the village. The spinning of worsted and cotton prevails in the township. A court for the recovery of debts under 40s. is held here, under the Duke of Devonshire, every three weeks, and the magistrates hold a meeting every Tuesday. The places of worship are the parish church, dedicated to St. Andrew, and a chapel for Wesleyan methodists. A large fair for cattle and general merchandise is held here annually, on the 11th of December, and there is about to be established a fortnight fair for cattle, to be held on Mondays. The parish contained, by the last returns, 1,748 inhabitants, and the township 1,062 of that number.
Please see Skipton Parish for the 1834 trades directory for this parish."
[Transcribed by Steve Garton ©2000 from
Pigot's directory (Yorkshire section) 1834]