- source: Family History Library Catalog
NOTE: The name Horton is a common one in England. It derives from Old English horu 'dirt' and tūn 'settlement, farm, estate', presumably meaning 'farm on muddy soil'. There are a number of other places named Horton in both Yorkshire and Lancashire. The nearest is Horton in Ribblesdale, between 15 and 20 miles to the north.
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Horton is now a village and a civil parish in the Ribble Valley District, in the English county of Lancashire. It is near the town of Barnoldswick. The A59 road is nearby.
Historically, Horton was in the ecclesiastical parish of Gisburn in Staincliffe Wapentake. From 1894 until 1974, Horton was located in Bowland Rural District in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1974 the area became part of the Ribble Valley District in Lancashire.
- GENUKI on Horton. The GENUKI page gives numerous references to local bodies providing genealogical assistance.
- The FamilySearch wiki on the ecclesiastical parish of Gisburn provides a list of useful resources for the local area.
- A Vision of Britain through Time on Horton.
- A Vision of Britain through Time also provides links to maps of the West Riding, produced by the United Kingdom Ordnance Survey, illustrating the boundaries between the civil parishes and the rural districts at various dates. Those listed here provide data for the part of the West Riding that transferred to North Yorkshire in 1974 plus the northern parts of Leeds and Bradford. These maps all blow up to a scale that will illustrate small villages and large farms or estates.
- Ordnance Survey West Riding 1888. The "Sanitary Districts (which preceded the rural districts) for the whole of the West Riding.
- Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1900 The rural and urban districts, not long after their introduction. (rural districts of Sedbergh, Settle, Skipton, Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Knaresborough, Great Ouseburn, Clitheroe, Wharfedale, Wetherby, York, Bishopthorpe, Keighley, the northern part of Bradford, the northern part of Leeds, the northern part of Hunslet Urban District, the northern part of Tadcaster Rural District, the northern part of Selby Rural District)
- Ordnance Survey Northern part of the West Riding 1944. The urban and rural districts of the northern part of the West Riding (mostly Settle, Skipton, Ripon and Pateley Bridge, and Nidderdale, with sections of Wharfedale and Wetherby) after the revisions of 1935.
http://visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/sheet/surveys_1870s_1880s_boundaries_c1899/West_Riding_of_Yorkshire_North_1870_1880_1899 An Ordnance Survey map of the late 19th century] on which the whole of the Bowland Rural District is illustrated