Country: England

Region (County/State / Province): North Yorkshire


Contact: Janice Heppenstall

Study Description 

Starbotton is a hamlet in Upper Wharfedale, now part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Situated alongside the River Wharfe and two miles north of Kettlewell, it is part of the civil parish of Kettlewell with Starbotton, and has been part of the Anglican parish of Kettlewell since records began. There are also historic manorial links with Buckden, two miles to the north. My interest in Starbotton stems from family history research into the Simonson family who were present until the eighteenth century. It will also consider links with other parts of Wharfedale.


Starbotton was not inhabited at the time of the Domesday survey. This study will attempt to find the earliest records and will terminate around 1750.


Today, Starbotton is a hamlet of around 70 houses with a resident population of 48-77 (depending on which source is used!). Many of the houses are used a holiday accommodation.

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