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KIRK DEIGHTON: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1835.

"KIRK DEIGHTON, a parish in the upper division of the wapentake of CLARO, West riding of the county of YORK, comprising the townships of Kirk- Deighton and North Deighton, and containing 512 inhabitants, of which number, 371 are in the township of Kirk-Deighton, 1 mile N.W. from Wetherby, and 141 in the adjoining township of North Deighton. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry and diocese of York, rated in the king's books at £15. H. 10i, and in the, patronage of the Rev. Dr. Goldart. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The river Nidd forms part of the boundary, and the Warf, a beautiful stream, winds along the southern side of the parish. A vast quantity of lime-stone is burnt for agricultural purposes. A Sunday school was endowed by the late Sir Hugh Palliser with £30 a year, for teaching and clothing poor children-."

[Transcribed by Mel Lockie © from
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1835]