The parish consists of several scattered farms. There is no village in the parish, and there are no public roads. Access is by private roads or by public footpaths. The population is estimated at only 30. The parish shares a grouped parish council with Beckwithshaw.
- "Population Estimates" (PDF). North Yorkshire County Council. 2015. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- Smith, A.H. (1961). The Place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire. 5. Cambridge University Press. p. 119.
- Historic England (2003). "John of Gaunt's Castle (1020950)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- Genuki website
- Vision of Britain website