Place:Claro Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameClaro Wapentake
TypeHundred
Coordinates54.1°N 1.35°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    

For a definition of "wapentake", see the article entitled Hundred (county division) in Wikipedia.

Wapentakes, the Old Norse form of the Anglo-Saxon "hundred", are dealt with in Section 1.4, but Sections 1.1 (Hundred courts) and 1.2 (Administrative functions) deal with the concept and purposes of wapentakes along with those of "hundreds" used in English counties further south.

Claro (#4 & #8 on the map) was a wapentake of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. At the time of the Domesday Book (1086), the wapentake was known as Burghshire, named from Aldborough. In the 12th century the name was changed to Claro, from Claro Hill near Coneythorpe, presumably its meeting place. It was split into two divisions, Lower and Upper.

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Ancient parishes

In the West Riding many ancient parishes included numerous townships and it was decided to omit this information from this table. Further tables for these large parishes will be found under the parishes concerned.

Ancient parishParish statusDivision
Addingham township, parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division (some townships)
Aldborough parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships) and Lower Division (some townships)
Allerton Mauleverer parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Burton Leonard parish (ancient), civil parish
Copgrove parish (ancient), civil parish
Cowthorpe parish (ancient), civil parish
Farnham parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division
Fewston parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division
Goldsborough parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Great Ouseburn parish (ancient), civil parish
Hampsthwaite chapelry, parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division
Harewood township, parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division (some townships)
Hunsingore parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Ilkley township, parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division (some townships)
Kirk Deighton parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Kirk Hammerton township, parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division (some townships)
Kirkby Malzeard parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division
Kirkby Overblow parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Knaresborough parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships)
Leathley parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Little Ouseburn parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships)
Marton cum Grafton parish (ancient), civil parish
Nidd parish (ancient), civil parish
Nun Monkton parish (ancient), civil parish
Otley township, parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships) and Lower Division (some townships)
Pannal parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division
Ripley parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships) and Lower Division (some townships)
Ripon township, parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships)
Skipton township, parish (ancient), civil parish
South Stainley with Cayton parish (ancient), civil parish
Spofforth with Stockeld parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Staveley parish (ancient), civil parish
Weston parish (ancient), civil parish Lower Division
Whixley parish (ancient), civil parish Upper Division (some townships) and Lower Division (some townships)

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