St. John’s Church, Knaresborough

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There is in Knaresborough a small prebendal manor or jurisdiction, called Beech Hill, which is in the hands of the executors of the late Dr Huddleston as lessees under the Prebend of Knaresborough.  The Living of Knaresborough is a Vicarage, ordained in 1343, valued in the King’s Books at £9-9s. 41/2p, and now worth about £400 per annum, with residence.  Tithes &c commuted.  Patron, the Bishop of Ripon; Vicar Rev. James Fawcett, M.A. (p115) William Seaham:  Hist Claro Wapentake p115 1871