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


Old maps of Stainforth (Giggleswick) are available on the site, and a current map is available on the site.