Hunton

HUNTON, a chapelry, in the union of Leyburn, partly in the parish of Hornby, wapentake of Hang-East, but chiefly in the parish of Brompton-Patrick, wapentake of Hang-West, N. riding of York, 6 miles (S. by E.) from Richmond; containing 534 inhabitants. The township is situated north of the Newton beck, and comprises about 1855 acres: the village, which is large, lies on both sides and near the confluence of two streams. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £100; patron, the Bishop of Chester; impropriator, C. H. Elsley, Esq. The chapel, dedicated to St. John, is a plain edifice, consecrated in 1794.

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

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