New Yorkshire Gazetteer (1828) page 43
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in the parish of Felkirk, wapentake of
Staincross, 6 miles N. E. from Barns-
ley; inhabitants, 452.

Briery Busk, W.R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of Hunshelf, parish of
Penistone, wapentake of Staincrosss, 3
miles S. E. from Penistone.

Briestwistle, W. R. (8) a ham-
let in the township of Whitley, but in
the parish of Thornhill, wapentake of
Agbrigg, 4 miles S. from Dewsbury.

Brigg Flatt, W. R. (1) a hamlet
in the township and parish of Sedbergh,
wapentake of Ewcross, 1ยง mile S. W.
from Sedbergh. Here is a quakers’ meet-
ing, said to be founded by George Fox.

Brigham, E. R. (6) a township
in the parish of Foston, wapentake of
Dickering, 5 miles S.E. from Driffield;
inhabitants, 103.

Brighouse, W. R. (7) a township
with Hipperholme, in the parish of
Halifax, wapentake of Morley, 4 miles
S. E. from Halifax; inhabitants, 3936;
fair, the day after Martinmas day;
village rendered flourishing from its
situation on the Calder and Hebble na-
vigation. The historian of Halifax,
Mr. Watson, relates a nonsensical cir-
cumstance, that a Quakeress, the wife
of Capt. Taylor, of Brighouse, in 1684,
was buried in her garden with her head
upwards, standing beside her husband
and daughter.

Brightolmley, W. R. (8) a ham-
let in the township of Bradfield, pa-
rish of Ecclesfield, wapentake of Straf-
forth and Tickhill, 7 miles N. W. from

Brightside Bierlow, W.R. (8)
a township in the parish of Sheffield,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 3
miles N.E. from Sheffield; inhabitants,
6615. In this township are several ele-
gant residences; Burngreave, the seat
of Joseph B^iles, Esq.; Carwood, the %
seat of Samuel Smith, Esq.; Longley,
the seat of A. Parker, Esq.; New Hall,
the seat of R. Swallow, Esq.; New Hill,
the seat of John Naylor, Esq.; Nor-
wood, the seat of J. Wheat, Esq.; and
Shirecliffe Hall, the seat of John Wat-
son, Esq.

Brignall, N.R. (1) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Gilling
West, 1 mile S.W. from Greta Bridge ;
inhabitants, 216 ; a vicarage, value 8/.
6d.; patron, the King.

Brimham, W. R. (5) a hamlet in the
township of Hartwith, parish of Kirkby
Malzeard, wapentake of Claro, 6 miles
W. from Ripley. Here is a massive as-
semblage of rocks, called Brimham
Craggs, which extends over a space of
40 acres: the extraordinary position of
these rocks must have been occasioned
by some violent convulsion of nature,
but it is probable that art has not been
wanting to increase the strangeness of
their effect. This spot seems to have
been chosen by the Druids as a fit place
to perform their religious ceremonies,
for here we find rock-idols, rocking
stones of an enormous magnitude, al-
tars, circular perforations, and pas-
sages between the rocks, that appear
to have been contrived for some mys-
terious purpose.

Brinkworth, E.R. (5). See El-

Brinsworth, W. R. (8) a township
in the parish of Rotherham, wapentake
of Strafforth and Tickhill, 2 miles S.
from Sheffield; inhabitants, 225.

Briscoe, N. R. (3) a hamlet in the
township and parish of Lythe, wapen-
take of Langbarugh, 6 miles W. from

Briscoe, East and West, N.R.
(1) two hamlets in the township of Co-
therstone, parish of Romaldkirk, wa-
pentake of Gilling West, 6 miles N.
from Bowes.

Broadlane House, W. R. (8)
a hamlet in the township and parish
of South Kirkby, wapentake of Os-
goldcross, 7 miles N.W. from Don-

Broadroydhead, W. R. (8) a
hamlet in the township and parish of


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