[Transcribed information mainly from the early 1820s]
"STAVELEY, a parish-town, in the lower-division of Claro, liberty of Knaresborough; 3 miles SW. of Boroughbridge, 4 from Knaresborough, 7 from Ripon, 20 from York. Pop. 331. The Church is a rectory, dedicated to All-Saints (see Churches
for photograph), in the deanry of Boroughbridge, diocese of Chester, value, £8. 17s. 7d. Patron, the Rev. James Hartley, the present Rector."
"LOFTHOUSE HILL, (the seat of Charles Slingsby, Esq.) in the township and parish of Staveley, lower-division of Claro; 3 miles from Knaresborough, 4 from Boroughbridge."
[Description(s) edited from various 19th century sources by Colin Hinson © 2013]