New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 4
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Agglethorpe, N. R. (1) a town-    formerly a forest, but disforested by

ship with Coverham, in the parish of    charters from Richard I. and King

Coverham, wapentake of Hang West,    John : in the western part the surface

3 miles S. W. from Middleham; in-    is diversified with gentle swells, and

habitants, 131. Agglethorpe Hall is the    various soils. The eastern part ad-

residence of Matthew Chaytor, Esq. joining the Ouse, is a perfect level,
Aikber, N. R. (1) a township in    abounding in excellent pasturage and

the parish of Fingall, wapentake of    meadow; the whole Ainsty may be

Hang West, 5 miles N. E. from Mid-
dleham ; inhabitants, 43.

Aike, or Ayke, E. R. (6) a town-
ship in the parishes of Lockington
and St. John, Beverley, division of
Bainton Beacon,
6 miles N. E. from
Beverley; inhabitants, 98. This village
is situated on the river Hull.

Ainderby Myers, N. R. (3) a
township with Holtby, in the parish of
Hornby, wapentake of Hang East,
3^ miles S. E. from Catterick; in-
habitants, 79.

Ainderby Quernhow, N. R. (5)
a township in the parish of Pickhill;
wapentake of Hallikeld,
6 miles S. W.
from Thirsk; inhabitants, 99.

Ainderby Steeple, N. R. (2) a
parish and township in the wapentake
of Gilling East, 3 miles S. W. from
Northallerton; inhabitants, 266; a vi-
carage, value 13/.
6s. M.; patron, the
King. The parish contains the town-
ships of Morton upon Swale, Thrintoft
and Warlaby. Entire population, 768.

AinstY, (5) a district on the
South West side of the City of York,
under the jurisdiction of the lord
mayor, aldermen, and sheriffs, it was
annexed to the city in the 27th year of
Henry VI. and has ever since been
called the county of the city of York,
though before it was a wapentake of the
West Riding. By some, the word Ainsty
is “derived from ancientcy, to denote
the antiquity of the place; by others,
from antossen, a German word, im-
plying a bound or limit; by others
again from the obsolete word anent,
signifying opposite, or contiguous:
none of these explanations are very
satisfactory. The whole district was
considered as fertile, and the climate
is mild : the style of husbandry scarcely
differs in any respect from that which
is practised in the contiguous parts of
the North Riding. The Ainsty con-
tains 34 townships, 16 of which are
parishes; houses, 1,605 ; inhabitants,

Ainthorpe, N. R. (2) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Danby,
in the wapentake of Langbarugh; 9
miles S. E. from Guisborough; here
is a stone bridge, remarkable for its
antiquity, crossing the river Esk.

Aire, W. R. (4, 5) a river which
takes its source near Malham, in the
West Riding ; it runs in a South-east-
ern direction to Coniston and Gar-
grave, when passing near Skipton, it
forms a parallel with the Leeds and
Liverpool canal; then visiting Keigh-
ley and Bingley, it proceeds to Leeds,
passing through which town, about
twenty miles distant, it receives the
Calder at Castleford, thence running by
Brotherton, Ferrybridge, Snaith, Raw-
cliffe, and collecting many tributary
streams, it falls into the Ouse below
Airmyn, 3 miles S. W. from Howden ;
this river is navigable from its mouth to
Leeds, and it there forms a junction
with the Leeds and Liverpool canal.
The Aire and Calder navigation, com-
mences by a cut from the Ouse, at Sel-
by; proceeding in a south-westerly
direction, it falls into the Aire at Had-
desley, and thus unites these rivers.

Airsholme, N. R. (2) a hamlet
in the township of Linthorpe, parish
of Acklam, wapentake of Langba-
rugh, 7 miles N. E. from Yarm.

Airton, W. R. (4) a township


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