Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

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Knaresborough is a town in North Yorkshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Knaresborough within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Knaresborough in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Knaresborough, market town, par., and township, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on summit of a hill on river Nidd, 17 miles NW. of York, 18 miles N. of Leeds, and 208 miles from London by rail--par. (containing the greater part of Harrogate), 12,490 ac., pop. 16,088; township, 3013 ac., pop. 5065; town (Knaresborough and Tentergate), 481 ac., pop. 5000; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. Linen mfr. forms the chief trade of Knaresborough; amongst its products are sheetings, towellings, diapers, &c. There is also a great trade in corn. The town was anciently surrounded bya deep moat or a dyke. Knaresborough returned 1 member to Parliament until 1885.

Knaresborough in the Domesday Book

A village in Burghshire hundred, in the county of Yorkshire. is a Good Stuff website.