Vestry Records held at Northallerton Record Office

Arncliffe Overseers of the poor records 1848-1849.

Charity records including Fawcett’s Charities 1632-1896, Topsfield’s Charity 1866-1909, Litton Dale Poor Money 1815-1860, Canon Shuffrey’s Charity 1928, general charity records 1830, Charity for Ecclesiastical Purposes 1984.

Henry Fawcett’s charity was established c.1619 by Henry Fawcett alderman of Norwich to give £10 p.a. to the minister of Halton Gill for teaching poor men’s children and reading service; the sum to be paid as a rent charge from an estate in Roughton, Norfolk; (see PR/ARN/8/5). Topsfield’s charity was funded by a close of 8 acres in Settle and a rent charge of 50/- p.a. from ‘Stephen Field’, at Halton Gill, given by Elizabeth Topsfield, daughter or widow of William Fawcett, to the use of the curate of Halton Gill, and the poor of Halton Gill and Arncliffe; (see PR/ARN/4/2/8 and PR/ARN/8/5). Litton Dale Poor Money was funded from the interest of a benefaction of £30 and was to be distributed to the poor; (see PR/ARN/8/5). Canon Shuffrey’s charity was set up to purchase fuel for the poor of the parish of Arncliffe with Halton Gill using the 4% interest of £100.

Chapel fund and charity accounts 1849-1871

Account book 1870-1895 1857-1883

Littondale poor money 1815-1885

Dalehead Poor money 1815-1834

1842 distribution of charity money


Churchwardens acc 1815-1861

Overseers 1724-1869

Thorpe rate books 1771-1965


Parish accounts including those of the chapel wardens 1742-1780, constables 1743-1825, churchwardens 1781-1994, overseers 1742-1874, and highway surveyors 1777-1819.
Records of poor law administration including apprenticeship indentures 1723-1801, settlement certificates 1720-1779, bastardy bonds 1761-1848.

Bolton Abbey

Churchwardens’ accounts 1855-1975.

Halton East charities 1864-1902.
School records for Skipton Grammar School 1548-1836, Skipton Girls’ School 1884-1919, Bolton Abbey School 1889-1895 and general school records 1880-1892.


Charity records 1901-1908.


Accounts 1771-1965