of the


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,

   near Thoralby

  Sadler Miss Jane, gentlewoman

  Terry Brian, yeoman

  Willis James, attorney


Atkinson Stephen

Etherington Rt.

Furniss Richard

Hammond Jeffery

Johnson Thos.

Raw John

Rider George

Thwaites James

*Wilkinson Anth.

Coates James, butcher

Dunn Lawson, portrait painter

Gill Peter, butter factor

Heseltine John, vict. Volunteer

Heseltine Wm. cooper

Nicholson Dorothy, grocer

Willis John, blacksmith



Drummond Daniel

Scott Thomas

Tennant Christ.

Tomlinson Adam


Dinsdale John

Fawcett John"


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

Bushby Wm.

Dixon Edmund

Dixon John

Hopper Joseph




Lambert Thos.

Lodge Robert

Metcalfe James

Metcalfe Thos.

Mudd James

Preston Ralph

Serjeantson Francis

Skinner John

Slinger John