Houghton Yorkshire Family History Guide

Houghton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Yorkshire, created in 1739 from Gisburn Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Owlshaw. 

Alternative names: Tosside St Bartholomew, Tosside, Tossett, Houghton Chapel, Gisburn Forest

Riding: West Riding

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1769
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1776

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GISBURN-FOREST, a township in Gisburn parish, W. R. Yorkshire; 8 miles S of Settle. It contains the hamlets of Haughton-Chapel and Owlshaw. Acres, 4,756. Real property, £2,491. Pop., 301. Houses, 62.

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


  • 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: Craven
  • Poor Law Union: Clitheroe
  • Hundred: Staincliff and Ewcross
  • Province: York