Great Mitton  West Riding


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

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.

Great Mitton through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Great Mitton, in Ribble Valley and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2024

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