HISTORY, DIRECTORY & GAZETTEER
COUNTY OF YORK
Edward Baines, 1823
(Courtesy of the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes)
"AYSGARTH, (P.) in the wap. of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 4 miles ESE. of Askrigg. This parish is very extensive, and contains three market-towns, viz. Hawes,, Askrigg, and Burton in Bishop's Dale...The church dedicated to St. Andrew, is a handsome edifice, and the living, which is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of Trinity College, Cambridge, is enjoyed by the Rev. John Brasse; the Rev. John Winn is the curate...In addition to the parish church there are two meeting houses, one for the Society of Friends, and another for the Methodists." (p.408)
BISHOP'S DALE, in the parish of Aysgarth, and wap. of Hang West; 6 miles SE. of Askrigg. A township consisting of farm houses scattered at irregular distances from each other; in this picturesque and fertile dale there are several cascades of prodigious height and vast rocky sides intermixed with a variety of foliage, rich and beautiful. Population, 95.
Newbiggin, in the parish of Aysgarth, wap. of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 5 miles SE. of Askrigg; a small hamlet, chiefly inhabited by farmers. Pop. 128. (p.493)
THORALBY, in the parish of Aysgarth, wap. of Hang West, and liberty of Richmondshire; 4½ miles SE. of Askrigg. Pop. 342.
Lord Morris Rokeby, Littleburn hall,
Sadler Miss Jane, gentlewoman
Terry Brian, yeoman
Willis James, attorney
Coates James, butcher
Dunn Lawson, portrait painter
Gill Peter, butter factor
Heseltine John, vict. Volunteer
Heseltine Wm. cooper
Nicholson Dorothy, grocer
Willis John, blacksmith
Butterfield John, tailor
Calvert George, vict. and corn miller,
George and Dragon**
*His son Anthony (1838-1919) emigrated to the USA and is mentioned in "Those Who left the Dales", Ed. Glenys Marriott 2010, as 'a progressive man of Wyoming.' In fact he was so successful that all his siblings and his parents Anthony and Alice (neé Sayer) also emigrated to the USA.
* *Later known as the George Inn, possibly to distinguish it from the George & Dragon at the nearby village of Aysgarth.
Heseltine James, gentleman
Hopper Miss Ann
Lodge Ralph, chief constable
Farmers & Yeomen