Goldsborough  West Riding


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

GOLDSBOROUGH, a township and a parish in Knaresborough district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township lies adjacent to the York and Harrogate railway, near the river Nidd, 2¾ miles E by S of Knaresborough; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Knaresborough. Acres, 1, 712. Pop., 260. ...

Houses, 36. The parish includes also the townships of Flaxby and Coney-thorpe. Acres, 3, 092. Real property, £1, 850. Pop., 451. Houses, 87. The property is divided among a few. Goldsborough Hall, an edifice of the time of James I., with spacious courtyard, is the seat of the Earl of Harewood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £291.* Patron, the Earl of Harewood. The church is ancient; has a square tower; shows some interesting architectural details; contains effigies of two Knights Templars; and was repaired in 1859. There are a national school, and charities £54.

Goldsborough through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 21st June 2021

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