Horton in Ribblesdale  West Riding


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

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE, a village and a parish in Settle district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Ribble, under Penygant mountain, 6 miles N by W of Settle r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Horton, under Settle. The parish contains also the hamlets of Birkwith, Studfield, and Thornes. ...

Acres, 18, 970. Real property, £6, 454. Pop., 417. Houses, 84. The property is divided among a few. The surface is, to a large extent, moor and mountain; includes parts of the magnificent heights of Penygant, Ingleborough, and Whernside; abounds in picturesque and romantic scenery; and contains many chasms, caves, and other striking natural features. The rocks are chiefly limestone; and a blue flag slate is quarried. The living. is a vicarage in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £127.* Patron, the Bishop of Ripon. The church is Norman; is supposed to have been built in the time of Stephen; and consists of nave and transept, with porch and low tower. A grammar school has £1 60 a year from endowment; and other charities have £60.

Horton in Ribblesdale through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 18th May 2024

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