Gisburn-Forest

GISBURN-FOREST, a township, in the parish of Gisburn, union of Clitheroe, W. division of the wapentake of Staincliffe and Ewcross, W. riding of York, 8 miles (S.) from Settle; containing 372 inhabitants. The township comprises by computation 4830 acres; and includes the village of Houghton-Chapel, and the hamlets of Owlshaw and Whelpstones. Two cattlefairs, commenced in 1838, are held at Houghton-Chapel on March 14th and September 3rd.

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

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