Austwick, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Alternative names: Clapham Church of the Epiphany

Parish church: the Epiphany

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1879
  • Bishop’s Transcripts:

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Austwick

  • Stainforth
  • Houghton
  • Clapham
  • Giggleswick
  • Horton in Ribblesdale
  • Rathmel in Craven
  • Slaidburn

Historical Descriptions of Austwick

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

AUSTWICK, a township-chapelry in Clapham parish, W. R. Yorkshire; near Ingleborough hill, 2 miles NE of Clapham r. station, and 4½ NW of Settle. Post Town, Clapham, under Lancaster. Acres, 5,400. Real property, £5,224. Pop., 561. Houses, 128. Austwick Hall is the seat of T. R. Clapham, Esq. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Clapham, in the diocese of Ripon. The church is modern. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £27.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Austwick, a township in the parish of Clapham, west riding of Yorkshire; 4 miles north-west from Settle. A fair for cattle is held here on the Thursday before Whitsuntide. Pop., in 1801, 478; in 1831, 614. Houses 131. Acres 5,400. A. P. £4,567. Poor rates, in 1837, £261.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Austwick, 2 miles E. Clapham. P. 599

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

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Administration

County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Settle
Probate Court: Exchequer and Prerogative Courts of the Archbishop of York
Diocese: Post-1835 - Ripon, Pre-1836 - York
Rural Deanery: Clapham
Poor Law Union: Settle
Hundred: Staincliff and Ewcross
Province: York