The Ancient Parish of KIRK HAMMERTON
[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"KIRK HAMMERTON, a parish-town, in the upper-division of Claro; (the seat of William Thompson, Esq.) 6 miles NE. of Wetherby, 8 from Boroughbridge and Knaresborough, 10 from York. Pop. 409. The Church, peculiar is a vicarage, dedicated to St. John the Baptist (see Churches
for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, p.r. !£134. 10s. In consequence of a reduction, by loss of Land, the value is only £65. Patron, the Rev. William Metcalfe, the present incumbent."
"SKIP BRIDGE, an Inn, in the township of Wilstrop, and parish of Kirk Hammerton; 8½ miles SE. of Boroughbridge and York."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]