Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for MITTON

MITTON, a parish in the district of Clitheroe, and partly in Lancashire, but chiefly in W. R. Yorkshire; including a peninsular tract at the confluence of the rivers Hodder and Ribble, 2¼ miles SW of Clitheroe r. station. It was once a part of Whalley parish; and it contains the hamlets of Chaigley, Aighton, and Bailey in Lancashire, and the townships of Great Mitton, Bashall-Eaves, Waddington, West Bradford, and Grindleton in W. R. Yorkshire. Post town, Clitheroe, under Blackburn. Acres of the Lancashire portion, 5,780. Real property, £6,726; of which £50 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851,1,613; in 1861,1,500. Houses 244. Acres of the Yorkshire portion, 12,323. Real property, £15,476. Pop. in 1851,2,203; in 1861,1,903. The property is snbdivided. The manor belongs to J. W. Aspinall, Esq. The scenery is picturesque. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Valne, £180.* Patron, J. W. Aspinall, Esq. The church was built in the time of Edward III.; belonged to Cockersand abbey; consists of nave and chancel, with porch and low tower; and contains effigies and tombs of the Sherburns. The p. curacies of Grindleton, Hurst-Green, and Waddington, are separate benefices. There are Wesleyan chapels in Grindleton and Waddington, a national school in Grindleton, alms houses in Grindleton and Waddington, and charities £9 in Great Mitton.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "countries, 4th order divisions")
Administrative units: Mitton CP/AP       Clitheroe PLU/RegD       Lancashire AncC       Yorkshire AncC
Place: Great Mitton

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