In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Linton like this:
LINTON, a village, a township, and a parish in Skipton district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Wharfe, 7½ miles N of Skipton r. station; and has a post office under Skipton. The township comprises 1,201 acres. Real property, £2,141. Pop., 284. Houses, 66.The parish contains also the townships of Threshfield, Grassington, and Hebden. Acres, 13,142. Real property, £21,092; of which £10,430 are in mines. Pop. in 1851,2,221; in 1861,1,911. Houses, 447. ...
The decrease of pop. arose mainly from reduction of employ. ment at a cotton factory. The property is much subdivided. The surface abounds in beautiful, picturesque, and romantic scenery. Lead mines, chiefly in Grassington, and chiefly belonging to the Duke of Devonshire, are extensively worked. A cotton factory is in Linton township, and a worsted factory is in Grassington. The living is a rectory - formerly of two medieties, but consolidated in 1866-in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £400.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient; was restored in 1861; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with a porch; and contains monumental tablets to the Revs. M. Hewitt and H. Croft. Chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, a mechanics' institution, and a national school, are in Grassington; a free school, with exhibitions at St. John's college, Cambridge, and alms houses for six persons are in Linton township; and a grammar school, founded and endowed by the Rev. M. Hewitt, who died in 1674, is in Threshfield. The total endowments, for schools and charities, are £385 a year.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Linton has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Craven. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Linton and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Linton, in Craven and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 10th December 2013
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