Hammerton, Kirk (St. John the Baptist)
HAMMERTON, KIRK (St. John the Baptist), a parish, partly in the Upper division of the wapentake of Claro, and partly in the E. division of Ainsty wapentake, W. riding of York, 1 mile (S. E. by S.) from Green-Hammerton; containing 341 inhabitants, of whom 255 are in the township of Kirk-Hammerton. The parish consists of the townships of Kirk-Hammerton and Wilstrop, and comprises 2023a. 9p., of which 78 acres are woodland, and of the remainder, two-thirds arable, and one-third pasture; the soil is very rich. The village is situated about a mile from Skip bridge, a neat structure of three arches, over the river Nidd, and is half a mile distant from the road between York and Boroughbridge; the scenery is picturesque, and the views are extensive. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the patronage of the Rev. T. White, the incumbent, with a net income of £150, and a good glebe-house. The church, an ancient edifice with a tower, was enlarged in 1835, at a cost of £100. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.