SCARGILL, a township, in the parish of Barningham, union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West, N. riding of York, 3½ miles (S.W. by W.) from GretaBridge; containing 106 inhabitants. It comprises about 4,880 acres of land, of which a considerable portion is high moor. The village is situated on the south side of the Greta, near Rutherford-bridge.
Extract from: A Topographical Dictionary of England comprising the several counties, cities, boroughs, corporate and market towns, parishes, and townships..... 7th Edition, by Samuel Lewis, London, 1848.