The  Metes and Bounds of Knaresborough Forest

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Books associated with the project:

Harrogate and the Forest of Knaresborough. W. Grainge. Publ. M.TD. Rigg Publications, Leeds 1988. First published 1871.

A History of Nidderdale. Bernard Jennings (Ed). Publ. The Nidderdale History Group, Pateley Bridge. First pub¬lished 1967, second edition 1983, third edition 1992.

A History of Harrogate and Knaresborough. B. Jennings (Ed). Publ. The Advertiser Press Ltd., Huddersfield, 1970.

Historic Knaresborough. by Arnold Kellett, Publ. Smith Settle Ltd., Otley, West Yorkshire. 1991     ISBN 1 870071 66 2

Bilton Through the Ages. Bill Williams. Publ. Bill Williams. 1985. ISBN 0 9510409 0 1

Orblauers. A History of Kirkby Overblow, Kearby-with Netherby and Dunkeswick. Reg Higginson (Ed). Publ. Kirkby Overblow Local History Group. 1995

Goldsborough, Flaxby and Coneythorpe 1500 - 1800. Dr. M. Turner (Ed). Publ. Goldsborough Local History Group. 1989.

A History of Pannal. Anne Smith (Harrogate), author and publisher. 1994.

Harewood. Carol Kennedy. Publ. Hutchinson, 1982. ISBN 0 09 146870 1

Upper Wharfedale. Harry Speight. 1900. New edition by Smith Settle Ltd., Otley, 1988. ISBN 1 870071 11 5.

Lower Wharfedale. Harry Speight 1902. New edition S.R. Publishers Ltd., Wakefield, 1969. SBN 85409-524-1

Upper Nidderdale with the Forest of Knaresborough. Harry Speight. 1906. Publ. Elliot Stock, London, 1908

Kirkby Overblow and District. Harry Speight. 1903. Publ. Elliot Stock, London.

Higher Wharfedale: the Dale of Romance. Edmund Bogg. 1904. Reprint published by Old Hall Press, Leeds, 1989.

Yorkshire Monasteries. Bernard Jennings. Publ. Smith Settle Ltd., Otley, West Yorkshire. 1999

The Life and Times of King John. Publ. Weidenfeld and Nicholson. London, 1972.

The Book of Magna Carta. Geoffrey Lindley. Publ. Constable & Company Ltd., London, 1990. ISBN 0 09 468240 2

History of Knaresborough. M Calvert, 1844 Yorkshire Archaeological Society Library, Leeds

History and Hikes of the Ancient Royal Hunting Forest of Knaresborough. Mike Brough. Publ. CM Brough, Harrogate. 2013.

Two Thousand Miles in Wharfedale. Edmund Bogg. London 1904

Ebor: A History of the Archbishops of York. By A Tindal Hart, Publ. William Sessions Ltd, The Ebor Press, York. 1986. ISBN 1 85072 002 9

Other Publications:

Metes and Bounds of Knaresborough Forest by Jim Brophy and Mark Haley is the most obvious result of the project. The second edition is available now in PDF format, free for personal and non-commercial use. To download the file click here. To open the document a PDF reader is necessary. One of these is commonly installed on personal computer systems but if required, Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from 

Four Yorkshire Dales by Jim Brophy and Mark Haley (2004). This is a guide for the journey from Knaresborough to Skipton, which route includes a transect of the historic Knaresborough Forest from the town of Knaresborough through to its western boundary 17 miles away near Beamsley.