Knaresborough  West Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Knaresborough like this:

Knaresborough, market town, par., and township, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on summit of a hill on river Nidd, 17 miles NW. of York, 18 miles N. of Leeds, and 208 miles from London by rail--par. (containing the greater part of Harrogate), 12,490 ac., pop. 16,088; township, 3013 ac., pop. 5065; town (Knaresborough and Tentergate), 481 ac., pop. ...

5000; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Linen mfr. forms the chief trade of Knaresborough; amongst its products are sheetings, towellings, diapers, &c. There is also a great trade in corn. The town was anciently surrounded bya deep moat or a dyke. Knaresborough returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Knaresborough through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 23rd May 2024

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