Catalogue description Knaresborough Forest enclosure records

This record is held by North Yorkshire County Record Office

Details of WRRD Roll 8 [MIC 603 & 604]
Reference: WRRD Roll 8 [MIC 603 & 604]
Title: Knaresborough Forest enclosure records

Open commonable grounds and waste grounds 25,315ac in the eleven constabularies of Killinghall, Bilton and Harrogate, Beckwithshaw with Rossett Green alias Pannal, Clifton, Timble, Thruscross, Menwith with Darley, Felliscliffe, Birstwith, Hampsthwaite and Clint, including encroachments. Act 10 Geo III 1770 and amending acts: 14 Geo III c.54 (Private) 1774; 29 Geo III 1789; 35 Geo III c.112 (Private) 1795. Award 19 Aug 1778. Extinguishes all tithes by allotting lands to tithe owners on lands to be inclosed, in lieu of their tithes arising from ancient inclosed lands and from open commonable grounds and waste lands and all incroachments on the same, within the eleven constabularies. Also allots money payments as recompense for tithes of certain incroachments [Names those incroachments, their proprietors and the amounts paid]. Commissioners: William Hill, Tadcaster; Joseph Butler, York; William Chippendale, Ripley, surveyor; John Flintoff, Thirsk, surveyor; Thomas Furness, Otley.


Maps: 1. A map or plan as well of all and singular the open commonable grounds and waste lands lying within the eleven constabularies of the Forest of Knaresborough, as of all buildings and incroachments whatsoever made in and upon the same wherein are set forth as well the boundaries of the said constabularies as the number of statute acres, roods and perches of the said open commonable grounds and waste lands, within the said constabularies and the several buildings and incroachments therein


2. The second plan annexed to the award of the commissioners for dividing and inclosing the district called the Forest of Knaresborough


[Shows eleven constabularies, buildings, some with adjacent plot nos. and proprietors' names, open parts of district, ancient enclosures, land given for tithes. Decorated cartouche showing Knaresborough Castle]


Scale 12 chains to 1 inch

Date: 1778
Held by: North Yorkshire County Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Hill, William, fl 1769-1792, commissioner of Tadcaster, North Riding of Yorkshire

Physical description: Two maps
Access conditions:


  • Butler, Joseph, fl 1768-1778, commissioner, of York
  • Chippendale, William, fl 1768-1778, commissioner, of Ripley, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • Flintoff, John, fl 1773-1778, surveyor and commissioner of Thirsk, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • Furness, Thomas, fl 1778, surveyor of Otley, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • Knaresborough Forest, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • Tadcaster, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • Thirsk, North Riding of Yorkshire
  • Chippendale, North Riding of Yorkshire

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