Clifford, with Boston
CLIFFORD, with Boston, a township, in the parish of Bramham, Upper division of the wapentake of Barkstone-Ash, W. riding of York, 3½ miles (S. E. by S.) from Wetherby; containing 1566 inhabitants. The spinning of yarn and the manufacture and bleaching of cloth are carried on to some extent; the mill is propelled by the Bramham beck, which flows through the township. There are also quarries of good buildingstone. A sheep-fair is held on the Wednesday after Michaelmas-day. A district church, very eligibly situated, and forming a prominent object to the neighbourhood, has been erected: it is a handsome, but small, cruciform structure of stone, built by subscription, at an expense of £1200, on a site given by George Lane Fox, Esq., who contributed £100 of the amount; it is dedicated to St. Luke, was consecrated by the Archbishop of York on the 8th of June, 1842, and contains 300 sittings, of which about one-third are free. Mr. Lane Fox also contributed £1000 towards its endowment, and £500 towards the erection of a parsonage-house. The living is in the gift of that gentleman.See Boston.