In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bracewell like this:
BRACEWELL, a parish in Skipton district, W. R. Yorkshire; adjacent to the Liverpool and Leeds canal, 3 miles WNW of Earby r. station, and 9 WSW of Skipton. Post Town, Thornton, under Skipton. Acres, 1,920 Real property, £2,592. Pop., 140. Houses, 20. The property is divided among a few. an old house here was a retreat of Henry VI. Limestone is worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £123. Patron, J. T. Hopwood, Esq. The church is very good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bracewell, in Pendle and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 29th March 2017
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