Extracts of Parish Council Minutes
High (Upper) Dunsforth & Branton Green
Page 1 1896
5. Proposed by Mr J Pallister sec by Mr W Sykes that a letter be sent to Mr C M Forbes, 14 New Street requesting his attention to the bad state of repair the cart road leading from Dunsforth to Great Ouseburn also the portion leading to Branton Green we as electors request an early reply.
Page 2 1897
It was resolved at this meeting that we complain to the district council of the bad state of repair of the galegarth and low moor lane which has been repaired by the surveyor of this Parish up to March 1895 and which has had not attention since then from the district council or the surveyor of the district and the council be asked to repair such roads.
Proposed by Joseph Pallister sec by Henry Cartwright that a copy of the foregoing resolution be sent to the district council.
Page 3 1897
Proposed by Mr Thomas Woodward sec by Mr William Sykes that the
enclosure award for the parish of
(noted in margin and attached note that above sent to
Page 4 21st March 1898
4. Proposed by Hy Cartwright sec by Thos Woodward that Mr Pallister receive the garden rents and expend the same in repairing the galegarth and low moor lane to the best of is ability.
Page 5 28th March 1899
4. Proposed by Mr Joseph Dawson sec by Mr Joseph Pallister that there be an agreement between Mr William Johnson and the township of Dunsforth & Branton Green for land taken in from the low moor lane as to the rent to be paid for the said land so taken in and the said land to be measured and rented accordingly the rent to be according to adjoining land.
5. Proposed by Mr J
Dawson sec by Mr Sykes that John Greensit have
Page 7 22nd May 1899
2. Proposed by Mark Holmes sec by John Gudgeon that the overseers charge to Geo Burton the sum of 1-18-0 for trespassing in the lanes belonging to the Parish of Dunsforth Upper with Branton Green with 19 head of cattle eating the grass in the said lanes from the 8 of May to the 22nd at 1 shilling per head
Page 7 29th March 1900
Garden Rents due to the parish (marked paid)
& Mrs Thompson 2
John Winter 14s
John Winter burn beck 3s
E Holmes burn beck 5s
E Holmes top lane 5s
Page 8 29th March 1900
3. Proposed by Mr W Sykes sec by Mr Wm Dunn that Mr Thomas Woodward be trustee for Casses Charity in place of Mr J Pallister who has left the parish.
4. Proposed by Wm Sykes sec by John Winter that E Holmes have Burn beck garden for the sum of 4/6 per year.
Page 9. 25th March 1901
Garden rents due 25th March 1901
Thomas Thompson 2 gardens 9s
E Holmes 1 beck garden 4s 6d
E Holmes 1 Top lane 4s
John Winter 1 gardens 3s
John Winter 1 pasture gate 14s
Allowed that E Holmes have the 2 burn beck gardens at the rent of 9shillings per year and that Mrs Cass have the corner garden at 3 shillings per year.
Page 10 18th March 1902
Garden rents due March 1902 (marked paid except John Winter)
Elliot Holmes burn beck 13s 6d
E Holmes top lane 4s
Mrs Cass burn beck 3s
John Winter 14s
Page 11 March 1902
Re letting the gardens proposed by Mr Sykes sec by John Parker the garden occupied by John Greensitt and Henry Thompson be let and John Winter and Mrs M A Cass
Page 12 Garden rents due 17th March 1903
1 Wm Crosby 1s 6d
2 Wm Crosby 4s
3 John Barker 4s
4 John Barker 4s
5 Chris Lofthouse 2s
6 Chris Lofthouse 3s
7 John Gudgeon 3s
8 James Waddington 6s 6d
9 James Waddington 12s 6d
William Dunn’s Lane 5s
Gardens towards poor rate a/c
Elliot Holmes Burn Beck 13s 6d
Elliot Holmes top lane 4s
Wm Crosby pasture gate 14s
John Gudgeon 3s
Page 13 17th March 1903
Proposed by Wm Sykes seconded by Robt Robinson that Edward Holmes take over the 3 gardens recently held by the late Elliot Holmes, that is top lane & 3 at burn beck at the same rent namely 17/6 per annum.
Page 14 (cont)
Proposed by Robt
Robinson seconded by Wm Dunn that Edw Holmes has
Proposed by Robt Robinson seconded by John Barker that Jas Waddington has the 2 small gardens on Boroughbridge road for 5s as held by Chris Lofthouse
Proposed and carried unanimously that notice be served on John Gudgeon, John Parker, Hy Cartwright, Mrs E Holmes that they pay for their gaits within 7 days from this date: and legal proceedings will be at once taken against those who fail to pay
Proposed by Wm Dunn seconded by Wm Sykes that the lanes be let and five shillings per head be paid for stock agisted in the lanes to the Chairman of the Parish Meeting to be paid at the next Parish Meeting.
Page 15 22nd March 1904
Resolved: that Robt Chambers of Low Dunsforth have the Gardens Nos 1 & 2 on the high road lately held by Wm Crosby.
Resolved: that Christopher Lofthouse have the beck garden no 3 below the luie lately held by Wm Crosby.
Page 17 24th March 1905
Resolved: that William Proud have the gardens no 4 & 7 lately held by John Gudgeon
Eatage of Lanes Resolved that William Dunn have the Low Moor for the sum of five shillings
Resolved that William Holmes of High Dunsforth have the remainder of the Lanes of the said Parish for the sum of three pounds.
Page 18 23rd March 1906
Resolved: that Mr Charles Whitelock has gardens no 1-2 let last year to T Chambers
Resolved that Mrs Cass has no 4 garden on the high road side for the ensuing year
of Lanes, Resolved: that Mr Charles Whitelock have the lanes at 57/6 for the ensuing year of the said
William Dunn have the
Page 20 6th April 1907
Proposed by Mr Robinson seconded by Mr Dickenson that Mr J Norfolk has the Gardens no 5-6 at the rent of 5 shillings for the insueing year
Mr Lofthouse and Mr Norfolk have the Lanes for 2 pounds for the insueing year, proposed by Mr Robinson seconded by Mr Sykes.
Mr Edward Holmes have the
Page 21-22 26th March 1908
Resolved J Dawson, O Hudson, George Middleton & J Kirby have gardens, Edward Holmes have Low Moor lane.
Resolved that the chairman has power to take in cattle to eat Herbage in the Lanes of High Dunsforth and Branton Green, at the rates of nine pence per week for cows and six pence per week for stirks and owner to find tenter.
Anyone found grazing the above lanes without consulting chairman will be summoned.
Page 24 26th March 1909
Resolved that J Sissons have the long garden for 3 shillings.
that E Holmes have
Page 25 22nd March 1910
Proposed Mr Chapman seconded Mr W Holmes that W Proud have garden no 6 on High Road.
Proposed that by Mr Pick seconded Mr Robinson that Mr Chapman have the eatage of Low Moor Lane for 5/-
Page 28 20th March 1911
Proposed by Mr Middleton seconded by Mr Woodward that Mr Atkinson have Garden no 9
No 1 Joseph
No 2 Joseph
No 3 Joseph Kirby 4s
No 4 Joseph Kirby 4s
No 5 Joseph
No 6 William Proud 7s 6d
No 7 George Nelson Bell 3s
No 8 William Proud 3s
No 9 T A Atkinson 13s 6d
No 10 Edward Holmes 4s
No 11 Christopher Lofthouse 14s
No 13 George Middleton 14s
Page 30 18th March 1912 at Plough Inn
Proposed by Mr Norfolk seconded by Mr Middleton that Mr Bell have Low Moor Lane at 5s 6d for the year
Mr Norfolk no 1, 2 & 5 Gardens, Mr Kirby no 3 & 4, Mr Proud no 8, Mr Atkinson no 9, Mr Holmes no10, Mr Lofthouse no 11, Mr Chapman no 12 Lane, Mr Middleton no 13 garden.
Five shillings to be paid to Mr Atkinson for use of room for meeting.
Page 32 17th March 1913 at Public House High Dunsforth with Branton Green
Garden Rents: No 1,2 & 5 Mr Norfolk, No 3 4 Mr Kirby, No 6,7, 8 & No 12 Low Moor Lane Mr Bell, No 9 MrAtkinson, No 10 Mr E Holmes, No 11 Mr Lofthouse No 13 Mr Middleton
Page 36 23rd March 1914
Mr W Smith 1,2,3,4,5,14 £1-12-6,
Mr Bell 6,7,8 &
Page 37 26th March 1915
Garden Rents & Low Moor Lane W Smith, Joseph Norfolk, Dixon & Lofthouse.
Page 40 27th March 1916
Garden Rents & Low Moor Lane
W Smith, Hayes,
Page 43 20th May 1917
Lane Smith, Hayes,
Page 44 Special Meeting 13th November 1917
To consider rateing of Gravel Pit. Resolution passed that chairman write to the Board of Guardians protesting against the Rates has Mr Stubbs is taking Pay for any Gravel that going out of it
Page 46 15th March 1918
Page 47 18th March 1919
Page 50 24th March 1920
Rents received. Proposed that W Smith appeal to overseers or the proper quarter re rating of Grafton Gravel Pit
Page 54 23rd March 1923
Proposed that Mr Abbay be asked the surveyor of the
1928 Rents collected for gardens and
Page 67 27th March 1929
Proposed Mr J Norfolk secd Mr Holmes that a gate and posts be purchased for garden no 12. Also the lane known as Low Moor be cleared
Page 69 March 1930
Garden rents received.
1931 – 1945 Garden rents received.
Page 81 19th March 1936
Proposed Mr Barton, sec Mr Norfolk
that the road in
Page 83 16th March 1937
A resolution was passed that we join with Great Ouseburn in Coronation Celebration & also that we take £2-10s from our parish a/c in aid of the same.
Page 85 16th March 1938
Proposed Mr Hayes sec Mr Barrit that the Dyke running through Garden no 12 be cleaned out at the Parish’s expense.
Page 87 16th March 1939
The chaiman was instructed to pay the sum of £1-5-0 to Mr W Lofthouse for trimming & material for Allotments hedges at Burnbeck & York Rd Corner.
Page 89 19th March 1940
Proposed Mr Cammage clear road in
Page 100 Special Meeting 12th June 1945
Mr Cross proposed that Mr lofthouse be allowed to retain the lane on payment of 5/- a year. The road to be made useable.
Page 102 24th March 1947
Proposed Mr Cross that the drain in Inghams lane be cleaned at the Parish expense. Sec Mr Ellis.
Page 103 15th March 1948 Chairman’s report
With reference to the new pumping
Page 105 15th March 1948
At a special meeting convened by
the council with councillor Ashton in the chair it was
decided to accept the 50/- from the council for the foot road in
1948 – 1949, 1952, 1957,1959 Garden rents received.
Page 107 16th March 1950
Mr A Wright raised the question of a faulty drain near the Pinfold and Abbayville at High Dunsforth. The Chairman was instructed to communicate with the RDC concerning this.
Page 108 18th March 1951
The Chairman reported on the survey of Ancient Rights, footpaths and by-ways.
It was felt desirable that if obtainable some filling should be deposited in the slack places in Inhams lane.
Page 115 19th March 1958
Garden Rents Mr Ellis:
Mr Fairburn proposed that Mr Hayes
be paid the sum of £6-6s as a contribution towards the cost of clearing bushes
and burning same in
Page 117 13th October 1958
The meeting was arranged to discuss a proposal by Nidderdale RDC to close the footpathby Waltham House. No objection was raised.
Page 121 17th March 1960
Last meeting of