The Ancient Parish of GREAT OUSEBURN
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]"GREAT OUSEBURN, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Claro, liberty of the Forest of Knaresborough; 4 miles from Boroughbridge, 7 from Knaresborough, 14 from York. Pop. 437. The Church is a vicarage, dedicated to St. Mary (see Churches for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, ~£3. 10s. Patron, the King."
"OUSE HEAD, (Obelisk) in the parish of Great Ouseburn; 3¾ miles SE. of Boroughbridge, 7½ from Knaresborough.
Here stands a neat little pillar, which marks the head of the River Ouse. This celebrated head, whose waters would scarcely wet your shoe soles, is a burlesque upon two noble rivers, the Ure and the Swale, by depriving them of their names, and usurping a dignity in favour of a dirty puddle. --Hutton."
- Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" in the Baines's Directory and Gazetteer, Vol I, West Riding.
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