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

The place: HARROGATE WITH BILTON.     Church dedication: ST. JOHN.

Area, 4,800 acres. Claro wapentake. - Population, 2,812 ; Church-room, 1,250; Net value, £96.

Patron, the Vicar of Knaresborough.

No glebe house.

The Register Books for baptisms and burials commence in 1758; marriages, previous to the late act, always took place at Knaresborough.

Baxter's gift. rent charge of 20s. per annum.

Thomas Boddey's. Two rents-charge of 20s. each.

William Lupton's gift. Interest of 10s.

William Carter's gift. Interest of £15. Jeffrey's gift. Interest of £10. These two latter appear to have been lost.

Free School. Founded by Richard Taylor in 1785. Endowment, house and fifteen acres of land; thirty children of both sexes are freely taught reading, writing, arithmetic, and the Church Catechism-seven trustees.

William Randall's gift, vide Knaresborough Charities. Moiety of rent charge of £4 per annum. -Vide 3rd Report, page 468.

Not noticed by Torre. Hargrove's Knaresborough, page 106.

From the original book published by
George Lawton in 1842..
OCR and changes for Web page presentation
by Colin Hinson. © 2013.