In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Airton like this:
AIRTON, a township in Kirkby-in-Malhamdale parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the river Aire, near the Midland railway, 6 miles SE of Settle. Acres, 2,790. Real pro perty, £2,693. Pop., 236. Houses, 42.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Airton, in Craven and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th April 2017
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