Quarrying

Quarrying

OccupationsScotton September 24, 2015 0

In more recent times quarrying has become one of the more dominant industries in Scotton and Lingerfield. Stone, sand and gravel have all been extracted on a major scale, this has had implications for local employment. Read more
Publicans

Publicans

OccupationsScotton September 24, 2015 0

In the C19th the village had four public houses. The Star (currently the Guy Fawkes), the Bay Horse and the George IV all on the main street. The fourth, the Fox and Hounds, was at the junction of Ripley road and Scotton new road and was a later addition.... Read more
George Percy Parker Clapham
George Percy Parker Clapham was born in Liverpool in 1868, the son of George and Jane Clapham. By the time of the 1901 census, he had qualified as a physician and surgeon. In February 1903, George Clapham married Charlotte Emma Binns at Camberwell Parish Church in London. His profession... Read more
George Owen Burrell

George Owen Burrell

Military September 24, 2015 0

George Owen Burrell was born at Scotton in 1889, with his birth registered at Knaresborough though it is possible that he was actually born in the schoolhouse at Lingerfield. He was the son of Samuel and Jane Burrell who lived at Lingerfield School House where Samuel was the schoolmaster.... Read more
Farming

Farming

Occupations September 24, 2015 0

C14th Manor Farm, Scotton. David Briggs Johnson and family c.1900. David purchased the farm in 1890. Farming has always been Scotton’s number one industry and farmers, farm labourers and associated trades eg., wheelwrights and blacksmiths have historically outnumbered all other occupations. Read more
Quern Stone Discoveries
A big thank you to local people that responded to our request for information about quern stone ‘finds’. We received a number of phone calls and went out to record and photograph the objects. The quern stone shown is possibly a fragment of a Roman quern stone found in... Read more
Medieval Day Exhibition
As part of Knaresborough Medieval Day on Saturday 22nd August, the group displayed work related to the Scotton Heritage Project. Lots of interest was generated and 100 or more people enjoyed the displays and ‘finds’ cabinet exhibits. Many of the children were particularly interested in Guy Fawkes at Scotton.... Read more
When did people first live in Scotton?
A young girl in 1970 found a neolithic flint arrowhead in the entrance to Scotton caves. Read more
1868 Scotton Electoral Register
1796 Scotton Land Tax Record