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

The place: HOUGHTON OR TOSSETE.     Church dedication: ST. BARTHOLOMEW.

Staincliffe wapentake, W.D. -Population, 446; Chapel-room, 400 *2 ; Net value, £50.

Patron, Lord Ribblesdale.

Valued in 1707 at £5. 18s. In the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 199, it is said: " In the forest of Gisburne, about four miles from the parish Church. To be made a parish Church, and have some maintenance annexed."

Augmented in 1739 with £200; in 1777, with £200; in 1787, with £200; in 1809, with £200; and in 1832, with £200 -all by lot.

No glebe house.

The Register Books for baptisms commence in 1769; and for burials in 1796. Marriages are celebrated at Gisburne.

Parochial Charities. -No return.

Post town: Settle.

Whitaker's Craven, page 35.

*1 Probably not the Apostle, but a saint who occupied a cell in Fame Island in 1244. -See a notice of his life and writings in Mon. Angl. vol. iv. page 480.

*2 In 1818, returned at 470.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
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