"NIDD, a parish in the liberty of Ripon, West Riding county York, 1¼ mile N.E. of Ripley, its post town. The Nidd Bridge station of the Leeds, Harrogate, and Thirsk line of railway is in this parish. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Nidd, which takes its rise under Great Whernside, whence it flows through Nidderdale, and past Pateley-Bridge, Ripley, and Knaresborough to the river Ouse at Nun-Monckton. The village derives its name from the fore mentioned river, and is wholly agricultural. Lead and strontian are found in the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon, value £91, in the patronage of the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is a small ancient stone structure with a tower containing one bell. The church is in a bad state of repair. In the churchyard is a monument to the Rawson family. Nidd-Hall is the principal residence."