Markington, with Wallerthwaite
MARKINGTON, with Wallerthwaite, a township, in the parish and liberty of Ripon, W. riding of York, 4¾ miles (S. S. W.) from Ripon; containing 510 inhabitants. The township comprises about 3000 acres of land, including that part of the pleasure-grounds of Studley Park in which stand the splendid ruins of Fountains Abbey, and the mansion of Fountains Hall. The village is situated west of the road from Ripon to Ripley. The hamlet of Wallerthwaite consists of a farm and a few cottages, and is distant about a mile eastward of Markington. The church of St. Michael, in the township, consecrated in October, 1844, is a beautiful though small structure, on a picturesque site adjacent to the village; it has a fine east window of stained glass. The erection cost £900, and the family of the late Mr. Wilberforce gave £1000 towards the endowment. The living is in the gift of the Bishop of Ripon. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.