In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dacre like this:
DACRE, a township-chapelry and a sub-district, in Pateley-Bridge district, W. R. Yorkshire. The chapelry is in Ripon parish; lies on the river Nidd and the Nidd Valley railway, 4 miles SE by S of Pateley-Bridge; has a station of the name of Dacre-Banks, on the railway; and contains the hamlets of Hayshaw and the Heights. ...
Post town, Birstwith, under Ripley. Acres, 5, 290. Real property, £4, 026. Pop., 739. Houses, 138. Many of the inhabitants are employed in lead mines and in the linen manufacture. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £95.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Ripon. The church was built in 1837. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £12. The sub-district bears the name of Dacre-Banks; and includes a township of Kirkby-Malzeard parish and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 11, 660. Pop., 3, 071. Houses, 582.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dacre, in Harrogate and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th March 2017
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