Knapton

KNAPTON, a chapelry, in the parish of Wintringham, union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose, E. riding of York, 7 miles (N. E. by E.) from Malton; containing 264 inhabitants. It comprises 2669 acres, of which 250 are woodland: the estate was purchased by the Tindall family from the Moorsoms. The village is pleasantly situated on the Scarborough road, and the navigable river Derwent runs within a short distance. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, about £55; patron, James Tindall, Esq. The Wesleyans and the Society of Friends have places of worship.

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

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