Place:Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameStaincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake
Alt namesEwcross Wapentakesource: later division of the wapentake
Staincliffe Wapentakesource: later division of the wapentake
TypeHundred
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoCraven District, North Yorkshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering much of the area since 1974

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.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"STAINCLIFFE AND EWCROSS, a wapentake on the NW side of [West Riding of] Yorkshire; containing 25 parishes, and parts of 3 others; and cut into two divisions, E and W. Acres: 165,555 and 284,491. Population in 1851: 51,812 and 25,746; in 1861: 75,879. Houses: 15,823.

Do not confuse Staincliffe and Ewcross Wapentake with Staincross Wapentake, (#12 on the map). There is no linkage between them.

The area of Staincliffe and Ewcross is often called "Craven", but there was no specific parish by that name.

In 1974, in the nationwide reorganization of municipalites, the parishes in the former wapentake were transferred to many new districts. The border between Lancashire and Yorkshire was redrawn, so that a number of parishes along the southern edge found themselves in a different county (the old parish of Whalley had always had townships in both counties); Keighley, Kildwick and Addingham joined the Bradford Metropolitan Area of West Yorkshire (although Kildwick transferred out in the early 21st century); the large parish of Settle in the northwest joined with Cumberland and Westmorland and the north of Lancashire to become Cumbria; and the remainder was transferred into the new county of North Yorkshire where they were formed into the Craven District, the first time that the name had been used as a formal name for a geographical area.

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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.

Map NumberAncient parishParish statusTownships and chapelries
1 Addingham township, parish (ancient), civil parishBeamsley
Arncliffe parish (ancient), civil parishBuckden, Halton Gill, Hawkswick, Litton
3 Barnoldswick parish (ancient), civil parishBrogden, Coates, Salterforth
Bentham parish (ancient), civil parishIngleton
5 Bolton by Bowland parish (ancient), civil parishnone
6 Bracewell parish (ancient), civil parishnone
7 Broughton (near Skipton) parish (ancient), civil parishElslack
Burnsall parish (ancient), civil parishAppletreewick, Bordley, Conistone with Kilnsey, Cracoe, Hartlington, Hetton, Rylstone, Thorpe (near Skipton)
9 Carleton in Craven parish (ancient), civil parishLothersdale
10Clapham parish (ancient), civil parishAustwick, Clapham cum Newby, Lawkland
Gargrave parish (ancient), civil parishBank Newton, Coniston Cold, Eshton, Flasby with Winterburn
Giggleswick parish (ancient), civil parishLangcliffe, Rathmell, Settle, Stainforth (near Giggleswick)
Gisburn parish (ancient), civil parishGisburn Forest, Horton (near Gisburn), Middop, Nappa, Newsholme (near Gisburn), Paythorne, Rimington, Swinden
Horton in Ribblesdale parish (ancient), civil parish none
15 Keighley parish (ancient), civil parish none
Kettlewell with Starbotton parish (ancient), civil parishnone
Kildwick parish (ancient), civil parishBradleys Both, Cononley, Cowling (in Craven), Farnhill, Glusburn, Silsden, Steeton with Eastburn, Stirton with Thorlby, Sutton in Craven
Kirkby Malhamdale parish (ancient), civil parishAirton, Calton, Hanlith, Kirkby Malham, Malham, Malham Moor, Otterburn, Scosthrop
Linton (near Skipton) parish (ancient), civil parishGrassington, Hebden, Threshfield
Long Preston parish (ancient), civil parishHellifield, Halton West, Wigglesworth
21 Martons Both parish (ancient), civil parishnone
Mitton parish (ancient), civil parishAighton Bailey and Chaigley, Bashall Eaves, Great Mitton, Grindleton, Waddington, West Bradford
23Sawley parish (ancient), civil parishnone
Sedbergh parish (ancient), civil parishDent, Garsdale
Skipton township, parish (ancient), civil parishBarden (near Skipton), Beamsley*, Bolton Abbey, Draughton, Embsay with Eastby, Halton East, Hazlewood with Storiths
Slaidburn parish (ancient), civil parishHigh Bowland Forest, Easington (Bowland Forest), Newton in Bowland
27 Thornton in Craven parish (ancient), civil parishKelbrook
Thornton in Lonsdale parish (ancient), civil parishBurton in Lonsdale, Ireby
29Whalley (located more in Lancashire than in Yorkshire) township, parish (ancient), civil parishAccrington, Altham, Barley with Wheatley Booth, Barrowford, Briercliffe with Extwistle, Burnley, Chatburn, Church, Clayton Le Moors, Clitheroe, Cliviger, Colne, Downham, Dunnockshaw, Foulridge, Goldshaw Booth, Great and Little Marsden, Habergham Eaves, Hapton, Haslingden, Henheads, Higham with West Close Booth, Higher Booths, Huncoat, Ightenhill Park, Leagram, Little Bowland, Little Mitton Henthorn and Coldcoats, Low Bowland Forest, Lower Booths, Mearley, New Accrington, Newchurch, Old Accrington, Old Laund Booth, Oswaldtwistle, Padiham, Pendleton, Read, Reedley Hallows Filly Close and New Laund Booth, Roughlee Booth, Simonstone, Trawden, Twiston, Wheatley Carr Booth, Willington, Wiswell, Worsthorne with Hurstwood, Worston, Yate and Pickup Bank


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