Area, 8,320 acres. Staincliffe wapentake, E.D. Population, including Starbotten, 673 *1; Church-room, 500 *2; Net value, £120. -This Church was a Rectory of two medieties ; the one belonging to the patronage of the Lords Grey, of Rotherfeld, and the other to the Abbot and Convent of Coverham ; to which the said mediety was appropriated, 4th December 1344 ; and again in 1388, and a Vicarage ordained.
Patron, R. Foster, Esq.
Valued in Pope Nicholas's second taxation at £8 per annum; in the King's books at £5 per annum ; and in the Parliamentary Survey, vol. xviii. page 201, at £40 per annum.
Augmented in 1741 with £200, to meet a benefaction of £200 from the Rev. Cavendish Neville.
In the 41st Geo. III. and 56th Geo. III. Acts were passed for inclosing Buckden and Starbotten.
21st August 1819, faculty granted to take down and rebuild the Church.
3rd May 1822, confirmation of allotment of pews.
The glebe house was returned, in 1818, as fit for residence. It was obtained in exchange, under a faculty dated 26th November 1743. In 1834, the house was returned as unfit for residence.
The Register Books commence in 1698; though Dr. Whitaker, in page 485 of his History of Craven, says the old books are lost. The doctor gives a list of the Vicars ; see also Torre's MS.
Fawcett's dole. Rentcharge of 10s. per annum, for poor people.
School-house. Solomon Swale built a school-house on the Waste, and gave five sheep gates for keeping the building in repair. An allotment of two acres was given in lieu of the gates on the inclosure. A rent-charge of 30s. per annum, given by some person unknown, is paid to the schoolmaster, for teaching three poor children to read and write. -Vide 15th Report, page 700.
Post town: Skipton.
Torre's MS., page 461. Abp. Sharp's MS., vol. i. page 128. Mon. Angl. vol. vi. page 921. Whitaker's Craven, page 479. Bray's Tour, Page 306.
*1 25 men are employed in lead mines.
*2 114 additional sittings (of which 71 are free) have been procured, towards which the Society made a grant of £100.