THE NEW

YORKSHIRE GAZETTER, 

OR

TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

BY STEPHEN REYNOLDS CLARKE

1828

(Courtesy of the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes)

AYSGARTH, N.R. (1) a parish and a township in the wapentake of Hang West, 9 miles from Middleham; ... a vicarage, value 19l 6s. 8d.; patron, Trinity College, Cambridge ... The parish of Aysgarth is very extensive, being at least twenty miles in length and half as much in breadth; it contains the townships of Abbotside, High and Low, Askrigg, Bainbridge, Bishopdale, Burton with Walden, Carperby, Hawes, Newbiggin, Thoralby and Thornton Rust; entire population, 5,621. (p.13)

 

BISHOPDALE, N.R. (1) a township in the parish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang West, 12 miles S.W. from Middleham; inhabitants, 95. It consists of small hamlets and farm-houses, irregularly scattered up and down this picturesque and fertile region, which abounds with interesting waterfalls. (pp.28-29)

 

NEWBIGGIN, W.R. (1) a township in the parish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang West, 2 miles S. from Aysgarth; inhabitants, 128. (p.178)

 

THORALBY, N.R. (1) a township in the parish of Aysgarth, wapentake of Hang West, 4½ miles S.E. from Askrigg; inhabitants, 342. In this township are Littleburn House, the seat of Lord Rokeby; and New Houses, the seat of Robt. Lodge, Esq. (p.257)

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