Bentham  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bentham like this:

BENTHAM, two hamlets, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict in the district of Settle, W. R. Yorkshire. The hamlets are distinguished as High and Low. High bentham lies on the river Wenning, and on the Midland railway, 12 miles WNW of Settle; and has a station on the railway, a post office‡ under Lancaster, a chapel of ease, a grammar school, a weekly market on Monday, and fairs on 5 Feb., 22 June, and 25 Oct.-The township includes the hamlets. ...

Acres, 7,642. Real property, £8,673. Pop., 2,342. Houses, 465.—The parish includes also the township of Ingleton. Acres, 25,500. Real property, £16,289. Pop., 3,589. Houses, 727. The property is much subdivided. Large portion of the surface is upland. Many of the inhabitants are employed in factories, and some in potteries. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £452.* Patron, Rev. E. Sherlock. The church is at Low Bentham, and is ancient. The p. curacy of Ingleton, and that of Ingleton-Fells or Chapel-le-Dale are separate benefices. There are three dissenting chapels, two endowed schools, six alms-houses, and other charities £58.-The subdistrict comprises two parishes and part of a third. Acres, 51,652. Pop., 5,436. Houses, 1,104.

Bentham through time

Bentham is now part of Craven district. Click here for graphs and data of how Craven has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bentham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bentham, in Craven and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th July 2021

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