In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishop Thornton like this:
BISHOP-THORNTON, a township-chapelry in Ripon parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 3½ miles NW of Ripley r. station, and 5½ SW by S of Ripon. Post Town, Ripley, Yorkshire. Acres, 3,027. Real property, £4,211. Pop., 541. Houses, 106. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £85. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter. I here are Wesleyan and R. Catholic chapels.
Bishop Thornton is now part of Harrogate district. Click here for graphs and data of how Harrogate has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bishop Thornton itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishop Thornton, in Harrogate and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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