Place:


Moor Monkton  West Riding

 

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

MONKTON-MOOR, a village, a township, and a parish in Great Ouseburn district, W. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the river Nidd, near Marston-Moor, 1½ mile N by W of Marston r. station, and 6 N W by W of York. The township comprises 3,1 10 acres. Real property, £4,412. Pop., 254. ...


Houses, 51.—The parish contains also the township of Hessay; and its Post town is Marston, under York. Acres, 4,230. Real property, £6,038. Pop., 381. Houses, 79. The property is subdivided. The manor, with Red House, belongs to Sir Charles Slingsby, Bart. Red House was built in the time of Charles I., by Sir Henry Slingsby; and commands an extensive view, including York city and minster. The living is a rectory in the diocese of York. Value, £891. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is an ancient structure, with a brick tower; and was reported in 1859 as not good. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a Church school.

Moor Monkton through time

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

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/13732

Date accessed: 19th May 2024


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