Earby

EARBY, a township, in the parish of Thornton-in-Craven, wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 7 miles (W. S. W.) from Skipton. This place is situated in a low flat valley, in the centre of the parish: there is a quarry of gritstone, used for building purposes; and a cotton-mill, erected in 1839, affords employment to 160 hands. Here are places of worship for Wesleyans and Baptists; and a free school founded in 1633, by the Rev. Robert Windle, who left £100 for its erection, and £20 a year for a master.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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