Nun Monkton  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Nun Monkton like this:

MONKTON-NUN, a village and a parish in Great Ouseburn district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Nidd, near the Great North of England railway, 3 miles N by W of Marston r. station, and 7 NW of York; is a pleasant place; and has a post office under York. ...

The parish comprises 1,692 acres. Real property, £2,840. Pop., 323. Houses, 85. The manor, with a seat called the Priory, belongs to Isaac Crawhall, Esq. A Benedictine nunnery was founded here, in the time of Stephen, by William de Arches. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of York. Value, £100. * Patron, I. Crawhall, Esq. The church belonged to the nunnery; retains a very fine Norman W door-way; and has a bell-turret. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £36 a year, and charities £10.

Nun Monkton through time

Nun Monkton is now part of Harrogate district. Click here for graphs and data of how Harrogate has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Nun Monkton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nun Monkton, in Harrogate and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd October 2019

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