Stainforth (Giggleswick), West Riding of Yorkshire

Historical Description

Stainforth, a village and a township in Giggleswick parish, and an ecclesiastical parish partly also in Arncliffe and Kirkby-in-Malham Dale parishes, W.R. Yorkshire. The township lies on the river Ribble, 3 miles N of Settle railway station, and has a post and money order office under Settle; telegraph office. Settle. Acreage, 3696; population, 203. Two fine cascades are near the village. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1843. Population, 221. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ripon; net value, £157 with residence. The church is Perpendicular, consisting of nave, S porch, and embattled western tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Yorkshire
Poor Law union Settle
Riding West
Wapentake Staincliffe West

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Stainforth from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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