In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Arthington like this:
ARTHINGTON, a chapelry in Addle parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Wharfe and on the Leeds and Stockton railway, 4 miles E of Otley. It has a station on the railway, 9¼ miles from Leeds. Acres, 1,780. Real property, £3,740. Pop., 344. Houses, 63. A Cluniac nunnery was founded here, in the 12th century, by Peter de Ardington. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £140.* Patron, W. Sheep shanks, Esq. The church was built in 1864.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Arthington, in Leeds and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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